Roger F. Davis, 86, Washington

Roger F. Davis, 86, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Washington. 

He was born in Algiers on June 27, 1933, to Floyd and Annis (Bell) Davis. 

Following service in the U.S. Army, he graduated with a teaching degree from Oakland City University, where he was selected as Mr. Basketball, Alumnus of the Year and an inductee of the OCU Basketball Hall of Fame. 

He taught in Elberfeld before taking a teaching position at Otwell High School, where he also served as basketball coach. He sold insurance in Otwell for 58 years, worked as an inspector and field supervisor for the State of Indiana and served as a Republican on the Petersburg City Council.

Roger was a member of Algiers United Methodist Church, Otwell Ruritan and an IHSAA referee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Curt; grandson, Chris; brothers, Donald, James, Pat and Gary;  and sisters Marge and Cleta.

He is survived by his daughter, Connie Davis, and her mother, Frances Madlem, of Washington; grandchildren Carie and Courtney Davis and Morgan and Christina Smith; great-grandchildren Christopher, Kaden, and Andi Davis; and sisters, Virginia Polen and Lavone Hollis.

A private family graveside service will be conducted at Walnut Hills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland City University.

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