Donald R. Davis


Donald R. Davis, 63, of Kokomo, passed away on Aug. 12, 2019. Mr. Davis was born on June 26, 1956, in Corinth, Mississippi, to Sam Luster and Vernita (Davis) Poe.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Davis served his country in the United States Army, and even served a tour of the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. After his tour in the service, Mr. Davis spent the next 32 years working at Kokomo Transmission (Chrysler), where he was a member of the UAW Local 685. In his spare time, Mr. Davis loved to fish, watch sports, visit casinos and travel. Mr. Davis was very fond of the Golden State Warriors basketball team.
Mr. Davis is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Gwendolyn Davis; mother, Vernita Poe; children, Lashonda (Shaun Seagraves) Davis, Shaneika (Kareen) Dunn, Anthony and Reginald Pugh; godson, Anthony (Shelby) Harris; brothers, Reginald Crawford and Marvin (Peggy) Poe; brother-in-law, Jesse Pugh Jr.; grandchildren, Micah Keller, Shalyn Davis, Ja'Nyiah Rogers and JeShaun Rogers; special cousin, Jean Mabry; a host of many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his daughter, Lanecia Dixon; father, Sam Luster; and brother, Jerry Luster Jr; father-in-law, Jesse Pugh; and mother-in-law, Willie Mae Pugh.
A celebration of life will be held for Mr. Davis at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in the Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road. Entombment with military honors will be held following the service. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society (
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Lisa Davis
Aug 24, 2019
My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you during this very difficult time. Don was such a nice and caring man and will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. I still think of you as family and will always be here for you if you should you ever need me.
Norris O'Bannon
Aug 23, 2019
My condolences and prayers are with you Gwen. Just hold on to God's unchanging hand and everything will be alright.
Ronald Johnson
Aug 22, 2019
Don was like a brother to me. We had such a great with our friends growing up together..He will be miss. RIP brother..
Ronald Johnson
Aug 22, 2019
Don was like a brother to me. We had such a great time with our friends growing up together. He will be missed..RIP brother... praying for your family..
lynn walker and family
Aug 22, 2019
Our thoughts , prayers and condolences are with you and your family
Suzy Crew
Aug 22, 2019
I always loved taking care of Donald at the bank he banked with, Then later I changed employers and had the Honor of working with his Daughter at PNC. He was always sweet, paitent, funny and kind man. He is already so very missed.
Nestly Gates
Aug 21, 2019
We at Corinthian Arbors send our prayers and condolences.
Dorothy miller
Aug 21, 2019
Soo sorry for your loss. He will be missed. The Dilworth family extend our sincere condolences. 🕇
Pauline Strickland
Aug 21, 2019
I, We the Strickland Family send our love and prays to the Family in time of loss.
Clyde & Mary Simmons
Aug 21, 2019
Praying for you all.
beau m brindle
Aug 21, 2019
don was a loving father to both of his girls very proud man I worked at boulevard liquors always enjoyed all the good times I enjoyed talking with him he will be missed and a good man gone to soon
Clinton C.C. Metcalf
Aug 21, 2019
My heart is saddened, I remember our times in Korea. Going to miss you.

I’m praying for you family.
Alicia Shelton
Aug 21, 2019
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Lou Ella Simmons hodgers
Aug 21, 2019
God bless you all i am sorry for your loss will be praying for you all in this time pf lose
Shirley fisher
Aug 20, 2019
May God BLess you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers.