Nick Davis

Aug 7th, 1932 - Oct 9th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Oct. 13th, 2017 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Oct. 13th, 2017 11am

Nick Davis

Marion-Nick Davis, 85, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at his home.

Nick was born on August 7, 1932 in Eldorado to Joe and Lenore (Smith) Davis. He married Pauline Taliana in 1983.

Nick attended Mt. Vernon Township High School where he was the President of the class of 1951. He participated in all sports and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Nick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  He worked as a carpenter and retired from Nevada Test Site. Nick enjoyed life and people and loved the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include:

Wife-Pauline Davis


Angela and Bo Hash

Pamela and Tim Davis

Julie Coffman and partner Judy









Great grandchildren:





Sister-Calleen Briner

Brother-Gene Davis

Great nephew-Joe Davis

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Hackman officiating. Military Rites will be performed by the Marion VFW with assistance from the National Guard. Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Tiffany and Tim Davis

    From: , Illinois

    Date: October 10, 2017

    Sorry for your loss Pauline.

  • Guest: Alma Matthes

    From: St. Louis, Missouri

    Date: October 10, 2017

    My condolence to Pauline , Angela & B0 , Pam and Tim and all of his family and friends Also, Jack Littrell and Alma Matthes sister and brother-in-law .GOD BLESS NICK/.

  • Guest: Joe & Sherry Davis

    From: Mt.Vernon, Illinois

    Date: October 11, 2017

    Aunt Pauline, Angela, & Pam even in the longest days life is short. You are all diamonds and Nick loved you all with all of his heart. Nick was all about family and friends with a smile on his face and Christ in his heart he was truly a loving soul. I will always be there for you ladies as he was there for me. I know why now they call them Great Uncles he was that and so much more. God Bless ……..

  • Guest: Frankie & Charles Boatright

    From: Ft Myers , Florida

    Date: October 11, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Nick. Miss seeing you at church.

  • Guest: Barb Crowder

    From: Edwardsville, Illinois

    Date: October 11, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. Just thinking of the two of you brings a smile to my face, Pauline. So sorry for his loss to you, Julie Ann and Judy, and to his other family. I cannot be there Friday but will be thinking of you and Nick with love.

  • Guest: Larry O. Taliana

    From: Edwardsville, Illinois

    Date: October 11, 2017

    I am so sorry he is gone. I know he battled for a long time. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Dorothy Harlow Taylor MTVTHS 1950

    From: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    Date: October 12, 2017

    My condolences to Nick’s family. I remember him as a very personable and popular young man in high school.

  • Guest: Charlie Brown

    From: Santee, California

    Date: October 12, 2017

    I had just sit down at the computer and was thinking of people that I needed to call tomorrow.. I decided to call Nick first thing in the morning, what a shock, what a quality guy. We were the best of friends, played sports together at MTVHS and always got together when Norma and I would go to Vegas. Nick was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, anything he got he earned by hard work and a go get it attitude. Pauline I am so very sorry, you were good for him and he knew it. One more of the good guys has left us and he will be missed. Anyone who knew Nick had to feel that they were a better person for having known him. God bless you old friend./

  • Guest: Nancy Schutte

    From: Woodlawn, Illinois

    Date: October 12, 2017

    Pauline, it is 11 pm and I just glanced at comp. before going to bed. I WAS SO SADDENED when I saw the post from Max about Nickie. I really have so many words but they won’t come. Nickie was a forever friend, to everyone that knew him. I thought so very much of him. He was truly a gentleman and a GENTLE Man. God rest his soul and may God be with all of his family. I felt so close to you two and not that far away but just never kept in touch. I am hurting in my heart and hugging you now. God be with you and yours. So very sincerely. LOVE, Nancy

  • Guest: Carlie Houseworth

    From: Fremont , California

    Date: October 12, 2017

    Many memories I have with Nick I will miss him. To his Children .He loved you all dearly and share your lives with me with a smile, You were blessed to have him and Pauline as roll models.I can’t be with you for the service but I will take time out at 11 A M for the service.

  • Guest: Scott Luks

    From: Henderson, Nevada

    Date: October 13, 2017

    Pauline, Angela and Pam I am so sorry for your loss at this time. He loved his family. My was life was better for knowing him and his influences will affect generations. I have so many memories with him growing up. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Martie Blue

    From: Louisville, Kentucky

    Date: October 13, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Pauline, you are always in my heart.