Arthur N. Davis, 93, of Fishers, passed away January 9, 2023. He was born June 9, 1929 in Portsmouth, OH, son of Arthur J. and Medie (Kaiser) Davis.
Art graduated from The Bible Holiness Seminary in 1946, continued his education at the University of Dayton where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1954 and finally in 1984 he received his MBA.
As a veteran of the Army/Air Force, Art served from 1946-1949 and was awarded a Good Conduct Medal.
Through the years and before beginning ministry, Art worked at Delco, Chrysler, DAP, North America Rockwell, Western Electric, and Reel Pipe Valve Company.
The Lord called Art into ministry, where he became a much-loved Pastor serving the Tipton Pilgrim Holiness Church, Fifth Avenue Wesleyan Church, Trinity Wesleyan Church, Lakeview Wesleyan, Bethany Wesleyan, Spring Hill Wesleyan, Zepher Hills Wesleyan, and was Associate Pastor of Queensland Wesleyan in Australia. Art had a heart for serving and seeing people come to Christ. Because of his dedication to God and his congregations, he received several Outstanding Honors and Awards for his service.
While at Trinity Wesleyan, Art enjoyed organizing the BYF-Best Years Fellowship road trips. He also traveled to Israel, was blessed to visit Alaska, Hawaii, and many other destinations.
In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred (Raleigh) Davis, second wife, Betty (Shepherd) Davis; son Dennis Davis; daughter-in-law, Vicki Shepherd; and great-grandson, Oak Shepherd; brothers, Paul Davis and Don Davis.
Survivors include his sons, Gary (Kristi) Davis, Randy (Jama) Davis, Carl Shepherd, and Jerry (Marcia) Shepherd; grandchildren, Mindy (Tony) Hammond, Tricia (David) Neu, Nick Davis, Tamara (Jordan) Miller, Ian (Jessica) Davis, Amanda (Michael) Alexander, Jonathan (Christine) Shepherd, Ryan (Kristel) Shepherd, Stephen (Tamara) Shepherd, Aaron (Jathniel) Shepherd, Scott Shepherd, Mark (Lauren) Shepherd, and Jordan Shepherd; great-grandchildren, Blake Hammond, Karli Hammond, Charley Hammond, Logan Neu, Jaxon Davis, Maddie Davis, Sloane Miller, Elizabeth Alexander, Emily Alexander, Joel Shepherd, Josiah Shepherd, Ansel Shepherd, Zion Shepherd, Oliver Shepherd, Samuel Shepherd, Virginia Shepherd, Davy Shepherd, Eliza Shepherd; brother, Theodore (Ruth) Davis and sister, Jean Mitchell.
Family and Friends will gather Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1pm in Trinity Wesleyan Church, 9709 Allisonville Road, Fishers, where the Funeral Service will begin at 3 pm.
Burial will take place in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery, New Carlisle, OH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Art can be directed to Allegro, Account Designation: Mid East-Shp.JCS, allegrosolutions.org or National Network of Youth Ministries, nnym.org/donate, in support of Randy Davis. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
Allegro Organizational Solutions
National Network of Youth Ministries