KEWANEE – Curtis L. “Curt” Davis, 75, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 3 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with Pastor Lawrence D. Anderson Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 2 at the funeral home with no family being present and also from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Monday. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the Second Baptist Church. The funeral home will maintain compliance with COVID regulations and requires that all guests practice social distancing and wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.
He was born June 9, 1946 in Brownsville, TN, the son of Horace and Alma Howell. He married Dorothy Flagg on August 23, 1975. Survivors include his wife of Kewanee, his children; Toni Smith of Bettendorf, IA, Teresa Currie of Kewanee, Terrill (James) Anderson of Miami, FL, Tython Currie of St. Louis, MO, Thayer Currie, Troy (Andrea) Currie and Dwayne Davis, all of Kewanee, his brother, Will Davis of Kewanee, three sisters; Erma Jean Harris of Chicago, Etta Mae Thompson of Kewanee and Louise Conner of Brownsville, TN, his fifteen grandchildren; Jacynth, Jerryn, Jordan, Jasmin, Tarah, Alexa, Sanai, Trey (Emily DeMay), Thalia (Dominique), Tevin, Tyson, London, Tyler, Maurisa and Jaylen and two great grandchildren, Nick and Reign. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings; James Davis, Horace Howell, Julia Bronson, Otelia Jordan, Finis Howell, Ollie Howell Sr. and Rosalee Pugh.
Curt graduated from Kewanee High School in 1965 where he excelled in track and field, basketball and football. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a helicopter machine gunner for 2 years. He had worked as lineman and journeyman for Illinois Power for over 40 years until his retirement. He was an active member of Second Baptist Church where he was Deacon and Trustee and also a member of the Alliance for Peace and Justice. Curt went on the Honor Flight on June 8, 2017. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting pheasant and rabbit. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
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