Robert E. Davis

Mar 16th, 1944 - Apr 15th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Apr. 19th, 2017 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Apr. 19th, 2017 11am

Robert E. Davis

Marion-Robert E. Davis, 73, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Herrin Hospital.

Robert was born on March 16, 1944 in Johnston City to Wily and Blanche (Smith) Davis.  He married Barbara Przewoznik on November 2, 1963 in Schererville, IN.  She preceded him in death on January 12, 2011.

Robert served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Airforce and the National Guard.  He retired from the State of Illinois.  Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing cars and going to races.  He loved spending time with his family and will be missed by all.

Survivors include:

Daughters-Kelly L. and Steve Smith of Enid, OK and Samie Spray of Marion

Grandchildren-Kelithia and Eddie Cales; Alina and Edwin Villafane and Noah McOsker

Several great grandchildren-Krystina; Ryleigh; Scarlett; Isaac and Mary Jane

Brother and sister in law-Danny and Sherry Davis of Marion

Sister and brother in law-Debbie and Mike Longanecker

Nephews-Cliff Davis; Paul Longanecker; Mikie Longanecker; Curt Byrn; Doug Byrn and Wily Byrn

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister and brother in law, Linda and Mike Byrn

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Military Rites will be performed by the Marion VFW with assistance from the National Guard.  Burial will be at Egyptian Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Marion VFW Ritual Team and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

1 Guestbook Message

  • Guest: Terry Leigh Maynard – Fields

    From: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Date: April 18, 2017

    Goodnight Robert. God bless you and Barbara for being there when my sisters needed you most.