James T. Davis, age 84, of Decatur, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, January 21 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services for 84 year old James T. Davis will be held Saturday, January 24 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, and there will be a graveside service at Mt. Auburn Cemetery at 1PM on Saturday. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur.
He was born October 25, 1930 in Mulberry Grove, IL, son of Thomas and Pearl (McFarland) Davis. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from Caterpillar after 30 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur, life time member of American Legion Post 105, and a member of the Moose Lodge of Decatur. He is survived by his close friend Verna Moeller and her children—Karen and John Barnes, Marsha and Steve Senger of Decatur, IL, Kathy and Mark Goddard of Sidney, Australia, and Mark and Pam Moeller of Exeter, NH. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews—Jimmy Thacker and wife Mary, Janice Thacker, Jerry Thacker, and Julie Elam and husband Derek and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carroll Davis, and sister Darlene Thacker.