Lloyd E. Davis, 77, of Sidney and formerly of DeGraff, went to be with Jesus at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at St. Rita’s Hospice in Lima following complications from surgery.
He was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Hobbieville, Ind., a son of the late Grover and Emma Miller Davis.
He attended a one-room schoolhouse through eighth grade and graduated in 1957 from Solsberry High School in Solsberry, Ind.
Lloyd proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960, receiving a hardship discharge because of the death of his father and younger siblings at home.
On July 22, 1961, he married the love of his life, Sharon F. Boshears, in Bloomington, Ind. In their 55 faithful years together, they enjoyed renovating and building several houses, gardening, shopping for the next great bargain and, most of all, spending time with their family and friends. And let’s not forget, she loved to cook and he loved to eat!
In 1966, he moved to Ohio as a regional manager for Motorists Mutual Insurance. In 1969, he purchased the Hostetler Insurance Agency in DeGraff and successfully operated it until his retirement in 2006. Lloyd loved helping people and never met a stranger.
Through the years, his hobbies were trapshooting, horse racing and DIY, but his infatuation was Indiana University men’s basketball. His children and grandchildren have many wonderful memories of watching games with him. March was always a special month to him! He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Christian Davis, and brothers “Stub” Davis and Ralph Davis.
He is survived by his wife; children, Kim (Rick) Feasel Lori (Darrell) Dammeyer, both of DeGraff, and Scott (Jill) Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Tyler (Tracy) Feasel, Trenton Feasel, Jacob Feasel, Jordan Davis, Jessica Davis, Erica Dammeyer and Derek (Alicia) Dammeyer; great-grandchildren, Ava and Gabby Dammeyer and Tatum and Teagan Feasel; a sister, Maudie (Eddie) Burch; and two brothers, Pete (Mary Alice) Davis and “Dude” Davis, all of Indiana.
Calling is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff, where Dr. Onva K. Boshears Jr. conducts a remembrance at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside service begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.