Henry P. Davis (100)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: March 6, 1920
Death: November 2, 2020

Henry P. Davis, 100, of Grayville, Illinois, died Monday, November 2, 2020, at his home. He was born in Aden, Illinois, the son of Fred and Mable (Wageneck) Davis. He was married to Edna Faye (Lamont) Davis on June 17, 1939, and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2020.

Henry was a life-long farmer in the Grayville area, member of First Christian Church in Grayville, and a graduate from Crossville High School. For many years, he was an auditor for the Illinois Secretary of State, and he was active in White County, Illinois Democratic politics having served many years as a precinct committeeman and, for 15 years, served as the Chairman of the White County Democrat Central Committee. He also served as chairman of the New Harmony Bridge Commission. Since 1947, he was a member of the Masonic Burnt Prairie Lodge No. 668.

Survivors include son Rick (Sandy) Davis of Grayville; daughters Sonia (Jerry) Woodall of Lexington, Kentucky, and Betty (Richard) Dykes of Louisville, Kentucky; sister Wanda Faye Whitson of Lafayette, Louisiana; grandchildren Jon (Mindy) Woodall, Scott (Amanda) Woodall, Jed (Kristina) Davis, Tess Davis, Lisa Sandfer, Christy (Dave) Mutchler, Sara (Barry) Westerman; and 12 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and all of his siblings.

Graveside funeral service is 10:30 am, Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. There is no prior visitation.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 118 North Court Street, Grayville, Illinois 62844, and will also be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Graveside Service - Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:30 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: First Christian Church, 118 N. Court St., Grayville, IL 62844

5 thoughts on “Henry P. Davis”

  1. It was such a pleasure to talk with him. I thought of him as I voted. It was an honor to vote and an honor to know Henry . My condolences to the family . 🙏🏼

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