Former Chesterton resident Charles Robert “Bob” Davis, 87, of Bloomfield,
N.M. died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Indiana University Health Bloomington
He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Shelby County, Ind., the son of Charles Arnold
and Dorothy Means Arnold. Shortly after birth he came to know James and Rose
Davis as his adoptive parents.
He is survived by son James A. Davis and wife Beverly of Albuquerque, N.M.;
daughter Sharon McKeen and husband Dr. Charles McKeen of Bloomington;
grandchildren Charles E. McKeen and wife Kathryn, Erin Johnston and husband
Andrew, Regan Redstone and husband Josh, Laura Riddle and husband Mark, and
Kerry Fuentes and husband Jose; seven great grandchildren; sister Ruby Moon
Vandeveer; and brother-in-law Donald Nelson.
He was preceded in death by both his biological parents and adoptive
parents, brothers Jack Arnold and Jerry Davis, and sisters Sharon K. Arnold
and Carol Sue Rogers Bobella.
Bob, as he was widely known to family and friends, spent his professional
career as a carpenter, residential building contractor, and owner along with
his wife, Deldora, of a mobile home park in New Mexico. He proudly served in
the U.S. Navy at the conclusion of World War II. He was always known as an
avid gardner, outdoorsman, conversationalist, and a self-educated
Graveside services will be held later this week in Farmington, N.M., where
he will be laid to rest next to his wife Deldora, who preceded him in death
Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington, Ind., is
handling arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at