Stanley Guy Davis died peacefully in Terre Haute Oct. 16, 2012, at the age of 90.
Born in St. Louis May 15, 1922, to Guy and Ruella (Tucker) Davis, Stanley was the younger of two children.
While the boys were still small, Ruella married Buck Barns, the stepfather Stan fondly called "dad."
Stan's older brother, George Tucker Davis preceded him in death.
In 1941, Stanley married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Adella Baker of Terre Haute.
A childhood accident kept Stan out of the military during World War II, so he served his country in the far north, helping to build the Alaskan Highway.
When he returned to Terre Haute, he worked for Chesty Foods as a route salesman, a sales manager, and finally a vice president.
After Fairmont Foods acquired Chesty's, Stan purchased his own business, an employment agency in Indianapolis, from which he retired in 1984.
Stanley and Evelyn spent their retirement first in Avon and then in Brazil.
Stanley and Evelyn treasured their 65 years together before her death in 2006.
They are survived by children George Davis and wife Nancy, Beaumont, Calif., Suzan Harrington and husband Rick, Scottsdale, Ariz., Sally Weatherston and husband Doug, Terre Haute, Maribeth Anderson and husband Rick, Vernon, Ind., and Guy Davis and wife Emily, Mesa, Ariz. Stan was blessed with 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Stan was an avid golfer who achieved seven holes-in-one throughout the years, so he relished living just off the back nine of Brazil's Forest Park Golf Course, where he was a fixture.
He played at courses all across the country and prized the close friendships the sport brought his way.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The First Tee, an international organization whose mission is "to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf."
A graveside celebration service is planned for family and friends Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m., at Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.
French Funeral Home, Brazil, has been entrusted to handle local arrangements.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.