Elmer E. "Gene" Davis
Chillicothe-Elmer E. "Gene" Davis, 86, of Chillicothe passed away
at 2:35 a.m. on Saturday December 22, 2012 at Heritage Manor in
Chillicothe. He was born on October 6, 1926 in Sparland to the late
Charles and Ethel (Reay) Davis. He married Helen Jean Lewis Crocker
in 1952 in Sparland; she preceded him in death in 1995.
He is survived by his son Rick (Cindy) Davis, of Chillicothe;
step-daughter Sandra (Darrell) Britton, of Oceola; brother Allen
(Nina) Davis, of Chillicothe; sister Eileen Jason, of Lacon; and
step-grandchildren Josh (Katie) Gurnsy; Terry Ryan, Tom (Debbie)
Ryan, Cassandra (David) Munoz; Tina Genslinger, Karly Goard, and
Bebee Ann Crocker.
He was preceded in death by six brothers; four sisters; and one
Gene served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II as a Mess
Sergeant. He worked at the Lacon Woolen Mill, for the Rock Island
Railroad, as a mine foreman for the Hy-Test Brickyard, and at JT
Fennel Co. where he retired in 1991.
He was a member of the Chillicothe American Legion, Chillicothe
VFW, "NARCOA" the North American Railcar Operators Assosciation,
and the Monticello Railroad Museum.
Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who
will be missed by all who knew him.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no
services. Memorials may be made to the Monticello Railroad
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