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.
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 www.bluefuneralhome.com.