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Wendell Davis

December 16, 1928 — June 27, 2023

Wendell E. Davis, 94, of Greenwood, Indiana passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from natural causes.  

Wendell was born Sunday, December 16, 1928, in Golden Colorado to the late Earl Boardman-Davis and Lona K. Knight. He was married to Loueva (Hamm) Davis for 65 years, who survives.  

He began a career in the Moving & Storage Industry as a Driver for American Red Ball Transit Company in 1954 until 1983. During his time there he advanced into the position of Driving Recruiter and Instructor, reaching the position of Marketing Director. He spent time as an Agency Recruiter for Lyons Van Lines from 1983-1985. He then moved on to Ferguson Van Lines from 1985-1992 as Director of Operations and Editor of Tiger Tales (Company Newsletter). Wendell retired in 1992 and enjoyed his retirement with his family and grandchildren for his remaining years. 

Wendell was a Freemason and Member of the Murat Temple and Oaklandon Masonic Lodge for 60 years. Also a 32-Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Temple of Indianapolis. He enjoyed his time as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp of Indiana.  CCC made valuable contributions to forest management, flood control, conservation projects, and the development of state parks. He was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash – a recognition and tribute presented to persons who have rendered distinguished service to the State by the sitting Governor Otis Bowen in 1980. Wendell was presented the Key to the City of Hollywood Florida, for the Indianapolis Children's Museum "All Things Move" truck, he drove across the country on a yearlong journey that began in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1976. He was commissioned the honor of Kentucky Colonel by Governor John Y Brown Jr. in 1981 - Recognition of a good deed, contribution to state prosperity, community service, or noteworthy action performed by an individual. He was also a volunteer for the United Cerebral Palsy of Indiana. 

Wendell was a distinguished gentleman. A good family man and provider to his wife and two children. A strong work ethic, he took great pride in his work and strived to give his very best every day. 

He was preceded in death by his father; Earl Boardman-Davis, mother: Lona K. Knight, and sister Helen Louise Busch-Gutzler. 

Wendell is survived by his wife, Loueva M Davis, Son: Wendell Boardman-Davis, Daughter; Bridgett Ursula Davis, Granddaughter: Lilly E Sexson, Grandsons: Paul A Whiteman & Phillip C Whiteman and Daughter-in-law Debbie Whiteman Davis. 

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