Ligonal W. Davis, Jr., 84


Ligonal W. Davis, Jr., 84, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Greensburg, to Ligonal W. Davis, Sr. and Ethel (Parks) Davis. He was the seventh of eight children. Junior graduated from Waldron High School in 1950 and was a faithful member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church for 56 years. Junior established the Chateau Apartments in 1966, when he built the first two buildings. Later, in 1994, he would add a third, totaling 34 units. In 1959, he started Davis & Son Construction Company, which he owned and operated for 56 years. Following many years of constructing beautiful, luxury homes all over Indiana, Junior enjoyed dedicating his time to his workshop focusing on specialized woodworks including entertainment centers, cabinets, tables, and dining sets. Left to honor Junior and remember his love are his beloved wife of 23 years, Carole Dene (Denie); son, James (Teresa) Davis of Decatur County; daughter, Marjorie (Keith) Petty of Gilmer, Texas ; stepdaughter, Dana (Pete) Zorn of Norton Shores, Michigan ; grandsons, Brandon Davis of Shelbyville, and Derek Dile of Norton Shores, Michigan; and granddaughters, Delaney Dile and Chelsea Paul, both of Norton Shores, Michigan; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ethel Mae Soroko of Indianapolis, Norma Jean Massman of Portland, Oregon, and Helen Wasson, of Greensburg; and brother, John Davis, of Greensburg; and many nieces and nephews. Junior was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Virginia; brothers, Wilbur Davis and Harold Davis; and sister, Mabel Mount. Family, friends, and others whose lives Junior touched are invited to join in remembering his life from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 19 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville. The funeral ceremony begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday June 20,with burial at the final resting place, Union Chapel Cemetery in Decatur County, immediately following. Online condolences may be shared at
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