Ronald Lee Davis


Ronald Lee Davis, 75 of Promise City passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home in Promise City.

Ron was born on March 28, 1943 in Sherburn, Minnesota to Marvin and Evelyn (Mathwig) Davis. On November 15, 1959, Ron was united in marriage to Betty Maxine Shelton at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minnesota.

Ron grew up on a farm and spent many years working on the farm. He did work for a time selling real estate. Ron enjoyed watching Western shows, going to flea markets, camping and his winters spent with Betty in New Mexico and Arizona. Ron was truly at peace out on the farm with the cattle and horses driving his tractor and later years with his dog, “Pepper.”

Survivors include his wife, Betty, children: Dar (Bill) Ellis, Patty (Larry) Warren, Cherie Trude, Kathy (Mark) McClain, Dale (Chris) Davis, Jenny Ripperger (Randy), 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister Bev (Terry) Schermerhorn, sister-in-law, Connie Davis, nephew, Jared Davis (who shared a birthday with Ron) and great-grandson, Fisher Anderson.

Funeral service and visitation were January 21, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon. Interment immediately followed at Promise City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family and condolences may be shared at or