Edward Lee Davis
Edward Lee Davis, 67, died Saturday February 1st, 2020 following a 16 month battle against cancer. Born in Terre Haute to Dick and Sally (Feuerstein) Davis, he leaves his wife of 45 years Anita Paauwe Davis; children, Richard (Stevi), Andrew (Ashley), Karl (Anna), and Greta (Tony) Creamer; and grandchildren; Haley, Jonathan, Linnea, Jackson, Claire, Ava, Davis, and Maya. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Donna) Davis; sisters in law, Marliza (Ivan) Wentz, Jan (Kevin) Weust, Teresa (Michael) Tackett, and Annette (Sydney) Franklin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and his sister, Sarah (Suzie) Davis.
Born and raised in Terre Haute, he graduated Garfield High School, class president, in 1970. He then attended Purdue University for undergraduate and Indiana University Medical school. Ed graduated from IU medical school in 1977 and IU residency in 1981. He went on to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology with Dr. Naroozi for over 36 years before retiring in 2017, having delivered over 5,000 babies in that time.
Ed was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt rabbits (with Mike and John), deer, and fishing. He was also an athlete, having completed 3 marathons and 3 Ride Across Indiana bike rides. His claim to fame is a Hole-In-One at TPC Scottsdale. When he wanted to travel even further he hopped on his motorcycle, riding across the United States with close friends. Through every stage of his life was his close friend from 5th grade, Ron Montgomery, who was never far no matter what the adventure.
One of his great passions was his farm where he planted over 50,000 trees. He loved to work on his tractors, split firewood, hunt for mushrooms, or just hike through the woods for hours on end. But more than anything he wanted to share this special place with all his family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 7, 2020 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2322 N. 13 ½ Street, with Father Steve Giannini officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday from 4:00-8:00 PM in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. If friends should so desire, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Homecare and Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804 or to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2322 North 13 ½ Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Funeral information and tributes may be found at:
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Susan Hamblen Mardis
Feb 10, 2020
Dear Anita and Family,
Our condolences on the passing of Ed. As a north ender and Garfield Purple Eagle I have many fond memories of him. He was a fine person, friend, and Collett Park neighbor. Mike and I are keeping all of you in our prayers during this time. We are sorry we could not attend his service as we were out of town.
Susan and Mike
Helena D. Hill
Feb 10, 2020
I and my family send to the Family of Edward Lee Davis, our prayers, love and condolences. I am one of his classmates from. The Garfield High School Class of 1970. It seems so unreal to lose a wonderful person so soon. He was truly a wonderful person, who was always so kind to everyone. To All of his family, thank you for sharing him with All of Us. To, "D", we shall meet again one day. Helena D. Hill {Classmate)
Janet and Mike Moser and family
Feb 10, 2020
I will always remember his sense of humor and giving spirit. We appreciate all Ed and your family have shared with us over the years. Continued prayers from the Mosers.
Teresa Cannady
Feb 08, 2020
Dr. Davis was a wonderful doctor who always had the time to listen to any complaints or worries that his patients had. He and his staff were always kind, courteous and always with a smile on their faces. He was truly one of a kind. God bless his family and friends in their time of loss. Heaven gained a true Angel.
Dan Harris
Feb 08, 2020
Dr. Davis was always a true gentleman and a pleasure to call on during my years as a pharmaceutical sales rep in Terre Haute. He always welcomed me into his office and I had many enjoyable conversations with him. I share with him the love of the outdoors, motorcycles and tractors. My condolences to to all his family. May he rest in peace.
Melodie Staley
Feb 07, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. Dr. Davis was my Dr for many years up until his retirement. He always took his time and shared about his farm and how much he loved it. I was so sad to see that he had passed.
Rhonda Clark
Feb 07, 2020
So sorry to see this . He was my doctor for years, delivering two of my children. I always call him my hero - because he found my cancer - saving my life! He was a very professional doctor. Sympathies to his family.
Barbara Meissel Bush
Feb 07, 2020
Anita and family, my deepest and sincerest condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.
Kathleen Hutton
Feb 07, 2020
Dr Davis was not only a skilled & successful surgeon, but one of the kindest, caring surgeons with whom I worked.
Being assigned to his room would immediately lift my day. I remember discussing with co-workers how everyone loved working with him. His confidence in his work left time for easily engaging in friendly conversation with all of his team.
The world will be less without this true gentleman.
I extend my condolescences to his family. May God hold you.
Henriette Paauwe Whitehead
Feb 06, 2020
We are so very sorry at the passing of your beloved Ed. May God grant him eternal rest. And may you have peace and love. Many hugs to you and yours. Love Henriette and Norm
Debbie griffin
Feb 06, 2020
He was a great doctor and surgeon I enjoyed my time at Union working with him in surgery he was a special person