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Robert L. Davis
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Obituary for Robert L. Davis

PEORIA—Robert L. Davis, 89, of Peoria, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.

Born February 19, 1929 in Peoria, the son of Lyle and Evelyn Bradley Davis, Bob married Bet Russeff on February 6, 1949 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife, Bet Davis of Peoria; his children, Rusty (Kathy) Davis of Lafayette, IN, Peggy Davis of Peoria, Nancy (Tom) Sullivan of Morton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Marilyn (Ray) Fauser of Peoria.

Bob worked for Hopkins Standard Oil in Peoria Heights, and later worked at Sheridan Road Lumber, 35 years, retiring as manager in 2011.

Bob was a Korean War veteran and participated on the Honor Flight with his son.

He was a member of the Navy-Marine Club in Peoria Heights, Old Timers Association, the dart ball league at First English Lutheran Church and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Bradley Basketball fan.

He was a member of First English Lutheran Church where memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 with Pastor Ryan Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First English Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First English Lutheran Church

725 E. Forrest Hill Ave
PEORIA, IL 61604

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11:00 AM
First English Lutheran Church

725 E. Forrest Hill Ave
PEORIA, IL 61604

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First English Lutheran Church ELCA

725 E. Forrest Hill Ave.
PEORIA, IL 61603

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