Craig Lynn Davis, 61, of Shubert, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home. The son of Alice Davis and stepson of Leonard West, he was born April 1, 1954 in Auburn.
He attended Parsons District 80 rural school near his home and Southeast Nebraska Consolidated Schools in Stella.
On June 9, 1975, Craig was united in marriage to Mary Maddox in Humboldt by Rev. Ward Merritt. They made their home in Nemaha until 2005, when the couple moved to Shubert.
Craig’s work included welding at Auburn Machine Works, working outages at Sutherland Power Station and other plants, and hiring on at Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville. He worked in utility maintenance at Cooper until his health would no longer allow it.
A man of many talents and interests, Craig’s leisure time varied accordingly. He was a former member of the Nemaha Volunteer Fire Dept., and in his early years he enjoyed camping and fishing. You could find him working in his vegetable garden or sitting on the front porch watching ball games across the street in Shubert. Craig enjoyed drives in the country, working on cars, and listening to music from the 50’s and 60’s. On occasion, Craig liked to sit at the Centerfield Bar near his house and visit with family and friends. He was a good carpenter, and completely remodeled their home in Shubert. Most of all, Craig was a family man, and enjoyed the company of his nieces and nephews in addition to his wife, son, and grandson.
For about the last 15 years of his life, Craig had many ups and downs concerning his health. His last battle, with cancer, started around the beginning of 2015. With the help of his family and others, Craig was able to stay at his home through most of his health problems.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father and brother Randy.
Craig is survived by his wife, Mary, of Shubert; son, Matthew (and girlfriend, Shannon Alexander), of Lincoln; grandson, Reed; niece, Kim Maddox; nephew, Heath Davis; step-sister, Lynn Wurtele, of Nebraska City; step-brother, Mark West of Brock; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Genny Maddox, of Las Vegas, Diane Maddox, of Nebraska City, Carol Simmons, of Nemaha, Doris and Jerry Barnard, of Lincoln, Gary and Pat Maddox, of Auburn, Jean and Terry Reeves, of Peru, Larry and Gerri Maddox, of Shubert, Alice and Gary Alexander, of Auburn, Pat and Don Wamsley, of Nemaha, Kenny and Tamara Maddox, of Andrews, TX; many other nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial followed in the Nemaha Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home Sunday. Memorials are suggested to family choice.