Donald Davis

Born: Wed., Mar. 22, 1933
Died: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017


Visitation

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Location: Litchfield Family Funeral Service


Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Location: Litchfield Family Funeral Service


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Donald “Don” Lee Davis, 83, of Litchfield, passed away at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. John’s Hospice.
 
Don was born March 22, 1933 in Litchfield, the son of Walter C. and Opal M. Bandy Davis.  He married Carolyn Viola Degler on August 27, 1955 in Mt. Olive.
 
Don graduated from Litchfield High School in 1952.  Don proudly served in the United States Army.  He worked for Zimmerman Equipment for many years.  He also worked for Farm Fans Inc. as an electrician and was the foreman of his crew; as well as, Niemann Electric for some time.  He was a member of Litchfield Baptist Church for many years, later joining the Free Methodist Church.  He enjoyed playing softball, spending time in nature, and traveling.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Ryan Ritchie; two brothers, John and Larry Davis; and three sisters, Phyllis Trunck, Marilyn Duff, and Blanche Denby.
 
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn V. Davis of Litchfield; three children, Diane (Marty) Ritchie of Monticello, FL, Brenda Holley of Tallahassee, FL, and Scott (Karen) Davis of Litchfield; six grandchildren, Jason (Kim) Ritchie of Tallahassee, FL, Sarah (Dan) Tomblin of Tallahassee, FL, Heather (Jeremy) Taylor of Litchfield, Mandy Davis of Litchfield, Ashley Davis of Litchfield, and Brandon Davis of Springfield, MO; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy (William) Sharp of Litchfield; brother, Melvin (Merry) Davis of Litchfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
Memorial services will be held Sunday February 12, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. at Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Litchfield Family Funeral Service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the family. 

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Michael Eyman
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
I worked with Don at Zimmerman Equipment years ago and always enjoyed working with him. Great guy that wont be forgotten

Carol Curto
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Carolyn and Family: You and your family are in my prayers. So Sorry to hear of Don's passing.

Martin Ritchie
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
Don was my father-in-law.
When I first met him I was 15yrs. old and I knew instantly he was the most kind, generous, loving man I had ever met. We spent many Sundays playing softball and pool. He could fix just about anything and was always willing to help me when things went wrong. He taught me how to enjoy life to the fullest.
He also let me marry his beautiful daughter Diane. Who is just like him.
I sure miss him. May he rest in peace and watch over us here on earth.
Love you Don.

NANCY (ODEM) NIEHAUS
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
ONE OF MY FONDEST MEMORIES OF DONNIE IS WHEN MY GREAT- UNCLE CHARLIE (MY GRANDMOTHERS BROTHER) WOULD TAKE ME AND DONNIE TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN LITCHFIELD TO SEE COWBOY MOVIES. DONNIE AND I TOOK A SPANISH CLASS TOGETHER IN LATER YEARS. DONNIE WAS A GENTLE, KIND, AND FUN LOVING PERSON AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.



















DENNIS ROSS BILLITER
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
I KNEW DON LATER IN HIS LIFE AND DEVELOPED GREAT RESPECT FOR HIM AS A PERSON. MY DEEPEST REGRETS ARE EXTENDED TO THE FAMILY.

DENNIS ROSS BILLITER

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