Morris W. “Mo” Davis, 82, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 26, 1932, in Westport, to Harry E. and Eunice (Morris) Davis.
He married Sue V. (Miller) Davis on August 11, 1956, in Morgantown, and she survives. He was a 1950 graduate of Sand Creek High School in Westport and later graduated from Franklin College in 1957.
He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, later serving for 25 years as head of the house advisory council. In 1984, he received the National Order of Merit Award, the Fraternity’s highest recognition.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Franklin where he served two terms as church elder and trustee and 15 years as church auditor. Mr. Davis retired in 1989 after 34 years of service from L.S. Ayers & Company in Indianapolis as vice president and treasurer. He then served as auditor for Howard Schultz and Associates for 12 years.
He enjoyed participating in various sports and was an avid fan of the Pacers, Colts, and Indiana University Basketball. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Davis, of Franklin; children, Amy J. (Tim) Gartner, of Crystal Lake, Illinois and Robert M. (Nancy) Davis of Kildeer, Illinois; grandchildren, Abby Gartner and Patrick Gartner, both of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and Hanna Davis and Ben Davis, both of Kildeer, Illinois; two nieces, Virginia (Greg) Allen and Merrilynn (Bob) Hamilton, both of Westport and a nephew, James (Mary) Ponsler, of Westport.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Will Gartner on October 8, 2001; his parents; and a sister, Lila Ponsler.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 13, at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton Street, in Franklin.
Reverend Peter Jessen will conduct a service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison Street in Franklin. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Attention: Ministry of the Youth, 100 E. Madison Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.swartzmortuary.com.