He was born in Perry County on November 17, 1928 to the late Chester and Anna (Wetzel) Davis. Also preceding him in death is his wife, Norma (Clements) Davis; brothers, Robert and Raymond Davis and sisters, Virginia Lee Davis and Millie Kleeman.
He was retired from Maxon Marine and was a member of First Baptist Church in Cannelton. He enjoyed going to car auctions.
Surviving are his children, Pamela Hay and husband, Joe of Tell City and Shawn Davis; a brother P. J. Davis of Apalona; five grandchildren, Cassandra and Chelsea Hay, Elizabeth Stephens, Kim Dunnahoo and Patricia Davis; and four great-grandchildren, Mattie and Andie Stephens, Zachary and Lucas Hallman.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CST on Thursday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 PM and Thursday 9:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home.