Craig Lee Davis U.S. Veteran

August 4, 1937 - April 30, 2013

Craig Lee Davis, 75, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Jefferson City Manor. He was born August 4, 1937, in Fulton, Missouri, the son of the late Harry Lee Davis and Helen McIntire Davis Holmes. He was united in marriage to his second wife Jane Scheel. He was a 1955 graduate of the Lexington High School and served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. Craig was an independent insurance agent with Craig L. Davis and Associates Insurance Agency. He served as a Jefferson City 5th Ward Councilman from 1982 to 1990, Board of Curators for Lincoln University, Board of Directors for Charles E. Still Hospital. Craig was very active in Republican politics helping with election campaigns for Governor, then United States Senator Kit Bond, Governor John Ashcroft and President Ronald Reagan. Along with his wife he is survived by his children: Tracey Allan Estes (Chris) of Centertown, Robert L. Davis of Jefferson City; Lezlie Dendy (Gary) of Dallas, Texas, and Jeff Scheel of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Turner (Justin), Gabriel Davis, Madison Davis, Derek Estes (Sarah), Ryan Estes (Rebecca), Mary Beth Estes and Willow Scheel; two great-grandchildren: Noah Turner and Caleb Estes. He was also preceded in death by his step-father: Manuel Holmes. Friends will be received from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home where full military honors will follow. Private family interment will be held at a later date at the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to Samaritan Center or Callaway Hills Animal Shelter. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St.; Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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