Wayne Marvin Davis

August 30, 1938November 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Wayne M. Davis, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born August 30, 1938 in Effingham County to Carl Kennard and Lora E. (Schuyler) Davis, he married Sandra Sue “Sandy” Boyd on August 12, 1967 in Vandalia. She died October 20, 2017 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roger W. Davis on December 11, 2000 in Pekin and one brother, Chancy Davis.

Surviving are one son, Steve (Lisa) Davis of Spring Lake; two grandsons, Zachary Davis of Portland, Oregon and Coleman Davis of Pekin; two granddaughters, Kady Davis of Pekin and Julia (Sean) Perkins of Dunlap; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny Davis of Decatur and Larry (Linda) Davis of Rockford and two sisters, Etha (Cecil) Blankenship of Hennepin and Cheryl Elsworth of Belvidere. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Sandra Boyd of Houston, Texas.

He had served in the United States Army.

Wayne worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for nearly 34 years, retiring in 1994 from engine block casting preparation at the Mapleton Foundry. He previously worked as a truck driver for Mosley Grain Company in Hagarstown.

Wayne and his wife were members of New Testament Missionary Baptist Church for more than 30 years. He formerly served the church as a Deacon. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family.

His private funeral service and visitation will be Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Roger Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Velde Drive, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Ron & Janet Watts

November 25, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. The Davis Family has been our neighbors for over 30 years. They are a great family. Rest in peace Wayne. You will truly be missed.

Shelia Bagley

November 22, 2020

Im a friend and neighbor from many years ago. Wayne and Sandy were special people to me and i have many good memories from that time. Rest in peace Wayne.

Connie Freise

November 22, 2020

I miss Uncle Wayne already, and Aunt Sandy as well. I have so many great memories of all my Aunts and Uncles from when I was young. Mostly of all the other Davis boys pulling pranks on Uncle Wayne when he was sleeping or not noticing, because he always took it with a smile. He was so gentle and always made it clear that he loved us/me. When he spoke to me it was always clear it was with love in his heart for me, and I have much love in my heart for him. I miss him already.

Linda BeCraft

November 21, 2020

Steve and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss, I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad Steve, Your dad sure did raise a great son.

Joseph Sloter

November 21, 2020

I lived in the same neighborhood as Sandy, Wayne, Roger and Steve. They were good neighbors, Wayne helped my Dad Ray when he surrendered to Christ by praying with us.


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