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David Wayne "Duke" Davis Sr., 59, of New Albany, Indiana, left this earth on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He was a 1976 graduate of New Albany High School where he later became the Plant Operator. Duke had a life-long love for both hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was teaching his children and grandchildren this trade and love for the outdoors. Duke never met a stranger and possessed a quirky sense of humor.
He was born on June 19, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky to Shirley (Eakins) Horner and Stanley Davis. Duke was preceded in death by his father, his brother, Darin Horner and his brother-in-law, Roger Coy.
Along with his mother, Duke is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna (Roudenbush) Davis; children, David Davis Jr. (Lisa), Robert Davis (Nikki), Rebecca Davis (Laronzo); siblings, Trudy Coy, Lonnie Davis (Kim); sister-in-law, Shirley Horner; and grandchildren, Dorian Cockrel Jr., Tanner Davis, Jahliyah Davis, Jahkel Davis; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany and after 9 a.m. on Saturday. His funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at the funeral home with cremation to follow according to Duke's wishes.
Contributions in Duke's memory may be made to his family in care of the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on January 24, 2018
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