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Obituary: Gerald "Deano" Davis, Elizabethtown

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Gerald "Deano" Davis, 57, of Elizabethtown, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Deano was employed at the Kroot Corp. as a truck driver for 26 years. He was a mechanic and loved working on cars, camping, fishing, racing and participating in demolition derbies. He also loved making people laugh.

Funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Lucas officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.

Born in Columbus Oct. 5, 1956, Deano was the son of Willard Davis Jr. and Mary Beeker Davis.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Beeker Davis Beeker of Elizabethtown, IN; a son, Cory Dean Davis of Elizabethtown, IN; daughters, Tamara (Ben) Jones of Elizabethtown, IN, and Deana (Chad) Thomas of North Vernon, IN; a sister, Penny (Donnie) Miller of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Devon Jones, Alexia Jones, and Jesse Thomas; nieces and nephews, Cindy Lynn Podgorski, Chad Butler, Branden and Brittnee Luhn, Justin and Cody Miller, and Kaylynn Morris; and a close family friend, Jimmy Luhn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Davis Jr., and a brother, Michael Davis.

You may view his video tribute after 4 p.m. today, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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