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.