Dan Davis, 60, of Rushville, passed away at 4:35 AM, Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born on December 19, 1960, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, the son of Jimmie and Juanita “Nete” (Tegeder) Davis. He married Teri Jones on September 8, 1984, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville and she survives.
Also surviving are two children Ashley Davis and fiancée Josh Kendrick of Astoria and Kylor Davis and girlfriend Mikiah Zumalt of Waverly, Missouri, three grandchildren Kash Kendrick, Taegen Kendrick and Malachai Kendrick, sister Dana Workman and husband Jeff, brother Tom Davis and wife Julie, his mother-in-law Pat Breiland, all of Rushville, nieces and nephews Shelby Davis, Alonna Davis, Kooper Jones and Jase Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, step father Les Ward, step mother Mary Ann Veith Ward, grandson Knox Davis Kendrick.
Dan was a 1980 graduate of Rushville High School. He first began his career with Slaton Plumbing and Heating, in Rushville before working at Toland Inc in Rushville and later Trone Appliance in Beardstown. A self-taught electrician, he began Dan’s Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric in Rushville, in 2001. He retired due to health issues in 2014. Dan was dedicated to his customers and didn’t think twice about being called out in the middle of the night, on weekends or during special occasions to help someone with a problem. His family was proud of the fact that he passed his plumbers’ licensing test on the first try and that he helped train apprentices beginning the trade. Work was his hobby, but when he wasn’t working he enjoyed riding around town.
In 1996, he became a member of the Schuyler County Fair Board, for which he enjoyed immensely. Mr. Dan, as he was referred, went to the fairgrounds every day. He was instrumental in modernizing the fairgrounds infrastructure and was the CEO of the fair’s Jack Wagon Campground. He spent many evenings enjoying time at the Paradise. He and his grandson Kash spent many special times exploring for treasures.
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to the Dan Davis Medical Fund at Rushville State Bank or the Schuyler County Fair.
Dan Davis Medical Fund
Schuyler County Fair