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LeRoy "Shorty" Davis

November 1, 1933 ~ March 3, 2022 (age 88)


LeRoy “Shorty” Davis, 88, of Mishawaka, passed away at home on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

LeRoy was born November 1, 1933 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, to the late Eben and Eleanor (Schneiwies) Davis. He lived in Mishawaka most of his life.

Shorty married the former Mary A. Roberts on July 26, 1980 and she survives. Also surviving are five children, Tom Davis, Jim Davis, Keith (Karla) Davis, David (Joanie) Nijak, and Thomas (Bonnie) Nijak; a brother, Ronald (Judy) Davis; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and a dear family friend, Sharon Hayes.

Shorty was preceded in death by three children, LeRoy Davis, Jr., Danny Davis, and Janine Schaefer; and two brothers, Eben Davis, Jr., and Robert Davis.

Shorty was a long-time member of International Laborers Union Local #645. Over the years he was employed at Sollit Construction, Casteel Construction, Schumacher Construction and retired from Christman Construction in 1995. He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and American Legion Post #161 in Mishawaka. He was an avid collector of John Wayne memorabilia and loved watching movies, especially Westerns.

Following Shorty’s wishes, there will be no formal services. A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date at American Legion Post #161.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Legion Post #161.

Arrangements are under the care of Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka

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