Arthur U. Davis Sr.
March 28, 1931 – July 22, 2019
Arthur U. Davis, SR, age 88, of East Peoria, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:26 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born March 28, 1931 in Bradford, IL to Arthur and Ruth (Griffin) Davis. He married his grade school sweetheart, who he first proposed to in the second grade, Lorraine Schrader, on May 1, 1949 in East Peoria. She passed away Sep. 27, 2018 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Arthur Davis, Jr, one brother, Clarence Davis, and two sisters: Helen Bugg and Jean Brown. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Carpentier of East Peoria, three grandchildren: Jason, Jody and Justin: two step-grandchildren: Jody and Matt; four great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Darlene Davis, one sister, Eleanor Greathouse of Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Arthur was an all-state football player for East Peoria High School in the late 1940’s. He also boxed in the Golden Gloves. He first worked for Keystone Steel and Wire Co. and later owned and operated Davis Cleaning service in East Peoria. Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. The Rev. Wally Meyers will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to T.A.P.S in Pekin. You may view Arthur’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com
- Arthur Davis, Father
- Ruth (Griffin) Davis, Mother
- Lorraine Schrader Davis, Wife
- Susan Carpentier, Daughter
- Jason, Jody and Justin, Grandchildren
- Jody and Matt, Step-Grandchildren
- ~ Four ~, Great Grandchildren
- Darlene Davis, Daughter-in-law
- Eleanor Greathouse, Sister
- ~ Several ~, Nieces and Nephews
- He was preceded in death by his wife and parents, one son, Arthur Davis, Jr, one brother, Clarence Davis, and two sisters: Helen Bugg and Jean Brown
- Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, July 26, 2019
Arthur U. Davis Sr.
July 29, 2019
Uncle Bud was truly one of life's treasures. He and Aunt Lorraine were two of the better people I have ever met. We often went to Wisconsin dells for vacation. I remember standing on a street corner with him one night. He was looking up at the stars, and soon everyone on the corner was looking up there trying to figure out what he saw. When the light changed to cross the street he simply walked away and left them all staring into space. He was a funny man at times but you had to know him to appreciate his humor.
I was struggling with a relationship and I remember asking him one time after a Bible study, why people do some of the things they do?? His reply was "Rick, I have been married to your aunt for 30 years, and I still don't know what makes her tick. But I love her so much it doesn't matter" This world could use more people like these two individuals who loved each other, and those around them so much. Both are dearly missed.
Bill and Peggy Ranney
July 24, 2019
Art and Lorraine (Lorraine passed away last year) were very close friends of ours since the 1950's. We visited with them when we visited family in East Peoria, about two times over each five year period, Art was a Junior when I was a Freshmen at EPCHS and Lorraine worked with Peggy at FW Woolworth. We moved to California in 1965 and remained close friends. They came to Anaheim many times and we always enjoyed our times together. In the 1960's, Art helped us build our house in East Peoria and never took anything but a "Thank You". They both were outstanding friends and we will miss them very much. God Bless you, Art and you are now with your love, Lorraine.