SUBLETTE — Benjamin F. "Ben" Davis, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Olathe.
He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Satanta, to Earl D. and Celestia Brown Davis. He graduated from Moscow High School.
Mr. Davis owned and operated the Ready Mix Plant and the Tasty Freeze in Sublette. He also operated a commercial hog feeding operation.
On April 6, 1947, he married Ruby Derby in Sublette. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Kent Davis of Denver, and Thane Davis of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Janelle Carpenter of Spring Hill; a brother, John Davis of Sublette; a sister, Lucille Ornelas of Pueblo, Colo.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Craig Davis; three brothers, Art, Jay and Ray Davis; and six sisters, Marie Anton, Babe Black, Ann Cobbs, Ruth Vanway, Peggy McDonald and Louise Itschner.
Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Sublette Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at Rest Lawn Cemetery in Liberal.
Visitation hours are noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swaim Funeral Chapel in Sublette, with the family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to Sublette Church of the Nazarene, in care of the funeral home.