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Mr. Cletus Devon Davis, 85, of Thorntown, passed away Oct. 5, 2016, at Homewood in Lebanon.
Cletus was born on March 24, 1931, in Boone County, a son of the now late Jess and Merle (McCurdy) Davis. He married Betty Crum on June 3, 1949. She survives.
Cletus graduated from Thorntown High School. He owned his own business as a carpenter, and he built many of the homes in Boone County. Cletus took pride in his farming and in his livestock. He was a breeder of Hereford cattle, which earned him many high awards throughout the nation, including the Boone County Breeder's and Feeder's Distinguished Agriculture Career award.
Cletus was involved in the Boone County 4-H organization. He was a Purdue sports fan and he particularly enjoyed basketball. Cletus was also a little league baseball coach in Thorntown. He was a member of the John Purdue Club for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Davis; his children, Rick (Lynn) Davis and Jill Davis, both of Thorntown; and his grandchildren, Garrett Kelly of Thorntown, Landon Kelly of Maine and Dalton Davis of Thorntown. In addition to his parents, Cletus was preceded in death by his siblings, Bob, Lawrence, Cecil, Basil, Ammon and William Davis, Genevieve (Jenny) Thacker and Gerald Dean Lewis.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, Oct. 9, for visitation from 2 until 6 p.m. and services will be held Monday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Cletus will be laid to rest at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Boone County 4-H, 1300 E. 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on October 6, 2016
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