Governor directing flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Rep. Steve Davisson

INDIANA – Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the life of Rep. Steve Davisson of Salem. Flags should be flown at half-staff at the Indiana Statehouse and in Clark, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, and Washington counties from sunrise until sunset on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

Rep. Steve Davisson

Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in House District 73 to lower their flags to half-staff.

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem), 63, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Davisson’s funeral is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Salem Church of the Nazarene, according to Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home in Salem.

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) was first elected to serve the constituents of House District 73 in 2010. He served as the vice-chair of the House Committee on Public Health, and as a member of both the House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee, and the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

In August, Gov. Eric Holcomb awarded Davisson the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, one of the state’s highest honors, for his outstanding service to the state of Indiana.

Before starting his career as a pharmacist in Salem, Davisson earned two degrees from Purdue University. He held an Indiana Board of Pharmacy license since 1981. Davisson grew up in Scott County and graduated from Scottsburg Senior High School in 1976.

Davisson and his wife, Michelle, have resided in Salem since 1983. They have five adult children and several grandchildren.