John R Davis

April 22, 1937 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 82)

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John R. Davis, age 82, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019 peacefully, at his home.

A private family memorial will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019. Please join John's family later that day for a celebration of a life well lived. Family and friends of John R. Davis will gather to remember their beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend starting at 5 p.m. at the Orchard Inn, 800 North 3rd Street in Effingham. Memorials may go to LeAnn’s Legacy, Fear Nothing, or the donor’s choice. 

John was born on April 22, 1937 in Kinmundy, Illinois, the son of Glenn W. and Mary A. (Ludwig) Davis. He married Judy Radcliff on June 4, 1971 in Effingham, Illinois. John served in the US Army. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He loved attending to his grandchildren’s sporting events, traveling, playing cards and working on cars.

He is survived by his two sons, Justin Davis (wife Nicki) and James Davis both of Effingham, Illinois; daughter, Jennifer Koechle (husband Brad) of Sherman, Illinois; brother, Charles Davis of Effingham, Illinois; three sisters, Emma Peterson of Divernon, Illinois, Ruth Kramer of Sun City, Florida and Sharon Craddock of Biloxi, Mississippi; and seven grandchildren - Tyler, Braeden, Audra, Jaidi, Colin, Ali, and Lyndi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Mary Davis; wife, Judy Davis; two brothers, George Davis and Frank Davis; and two sisters, Mildred Sage and Ethel Wilson.

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