Norman Davis


Norman Davis, age 76 of Odin and formerly of Carlyle, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Mr. Davis was born on October 8, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, a son of Joseph and Virginia (Koonce) Davis. He married Helen C. Marshall on April 14, 1967, in Breese, Illinois and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2008.

Norman is survived by 2 daughters – Helen Wells and fiancé Chris Thomas of Sandoval and Michelle Herzog and husband Dennis of Poplar Bluff; a son – Homer Davis and friend Theresa Bennett of Odin; 4 grandchildren – Crystal Mosley and husband Nick, Sandy Herzog, Bryan Davis, and Chelsey Wells; 2 great grandchildren – Matthew Mosley and Gracie Wells; 2 brothers – Gary Davis and Steve Davis; and 6 sisters – Carol Rist, Evelyn Hill, Loretta Davis, Joann Nance, Thelma Nance, and Vanessa Brooks.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a brother – Donald Davis.

Norman was a carpenter for D.C.A. Construction and also worked as a debarker for Kauling Wood Products. Mr. Davis loved listening to Bluegrass music and family gatherings. He also enjoyed rabbit hunting, fishing, and gardening.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle with Rev. Mark Goldman, officiating. Interment will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery. Family and friends may visit at Zieren Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon.

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