Oather “Sonny” Davis

Nov 5th, 1938 - Jul 31st, 2018
Oather “Sonny” Davis

Pittsburg-Oather C. (Sonny) Davis, 79, was called to the Kingdom of the Lord on Tuesday, July 31 2018, at Herrin Hospital, after a painful but vigorous battle with cancer.

Sonny was born on November 5, 1938 in Pittsburg to Lee and Rilla Davis. He had one sister, Mildred and a brother, Ernie who preceded him in death.

Sonny served in the United States Navy crossing the equator twice which he was proud of and proud to have served his country.

He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years Mary Lee (Hill) Davis; one daughter, Regina (Mike)Thompson; one son, Steve Davis and daughter in law Sonja; six grandchildren, Kasie (Ryan Schroeder), Kyle (Tara) Tyler, J.R. (Jessica ) Ashley (Levi) Michael Buddy and six great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Kaylin, Parker, Mckenzie, Kolton, Pierson and Delanie.

Sonny requested no funeral services and to be cremated. The family will follow his wishes. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959.


7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Joanne Ostrowski

    From: Fort Worth, Texas

    Date: August 1, 2018

    My condolences my sweet Gina to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Leah Seawall Weaver

    From: Delavan , Wisconsin

    Date: August 2, 2018

    Sending love and condolences to the Davis family in the loss of Sonny. God bless you all. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Guest: Gina

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 5, 2018

    Mary, Regina and Steve,

    I am so sorry to hear about Sonny. You guys are in my prayers and if I can do anything at all please let me know.

    Gina Leamen

  • Guest: Mary Samples Deaton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 5, 2018

    Dear Mary and family. I just found out about Sonny. I am shocked and saddened. I was unaware of his illness. Sonny was such a wonderful person,always so friendly and kind. I’m so sorry for the loss of such a dear family member. Prayers for everyone.

  • Guest: Brenda Martin

    From: Mariony, Illinois

    Date: August 5, 2018

    Mary Lee, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember his smile and good nature. Sending lots of hugs!

  • Guest: Pat Samples

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: August 5, 2018

    Mary, I will always remember Sonny for his big smile and sense of humor. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family! Our family just keeps getting smaller!

  • Guest: Donna Samples

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 7, 2018

    Mary Lee so sorry for u and ur familey’s loss.Glad i got to talk with him at Steve’s passing.