Mr. Benjamin Franklin “Benjie” Davis, Jr., age 59, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 19, 1964 in Madison, Indiana. He was raised in Madison, Indiana and was the son of, Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Davis, Sr. and Nancy Lorraine (Moffitt) Sommer. Benjie attended Pope John Elementary School in Madison, Indiana. He was a 1982 graduate of Southwestern High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College in Madison, Indiana for a welding certification. Benjie was united in marriage on April 25, 1992 to Gail Lee Hambrick at the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay, Indiana. This happy union of over 31 years was blessed with a daughter, Ashley. Benjie was employed as a welder for United Group Services in Cincinnati, Ohio for several years. He later managed and was the butcher for the Vevay City Meat Market for a few years. Benjie enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Benjie passed away at 2:14 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Benjie will be missed by his wife, Gail Lee (Hambrick) Davis of Vevay, IN; his daughter, Ashley Davis of Vevay, IN; his son, Chris Peelman of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Braiden, Keylan, Acelynn, Justice and Landon; his father, Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Davis Sr. and his wife, Shirley of Madison, IN; his mother-in-law, Mary Jane “Janey” (Furnish) Peelman of Vevay, IN; his sister, Lorrie Duncan of Madison, IN; his brothers, John Davis of Madison, IN and Doug Leach and his wife, Deidra of Hanover, IN and his several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Lorraine (Moffitt) Sommer, died November 21, 2005; his maternal-grandparents, William Roy “Bill” and Helen Louise (Smith) Moffitt; his paternal-grandparents, Charles L. “Buster” and Myrtle Elizabeth (Moore) Davis and his brother-in-law, David Duncan.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benjamin Franklin “Benjie” Davis, Jr. Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com