Edward C. “Chuck” Davis, 74, of Jacksonville, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 6:10 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Prairie Village Healthcare Center in Jacksonville.
He was born on January 1, 1946, in Rushville, the son of James T. “Moe” and Wilma (Ward) Davis.
Surviving are two sons Timmy Lee Davis and wife Rachel of Versailles and Richard Davis and wife Mindy of Rushville, his mother Wilma Davis of Rushville, nine grandchildren Sierra Ingram and husband Jimmy, Anthony “TJ” Davis and wife Erica, Nicholas Davis and wife Katlyn, Macayla McCleery and husband Adam, Cassi McElfresh and husband Tanner, Ashley Martin and husband Brad, Cody Ashcraft and wife Amelia, Avry Davis, and Aidan Davis, eleven great grandchildren Lillian Ingram, Victor Ingram, Paxton Davis, Micah Davis, Gage Davis, Kinsley Davis, Finlay McCleery, Gabby McElfresh, Harlow Martin, Norah Martin and Bowdrie Martin, two brothers James L. “Jim” Davis of Quincy and Dale “Dee Dee” Davis and wife Patty of Rushville, one sister Nancy Rice of Rushville, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and sister-in-law Debbie Davis.
A 1965 graduate of Rushville High School, he first worked at Bartlow Brothers in Rushville and later at Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown. He then was self-employed as owner of Davis Welding. He also drove a truck for L&N in Rushville, retiring in 1995, due to health issues.
He was of the Methodist faith and member of the Midwest Truckers Association. He was a jack of all trades that could make anything. As a child, he made and raced go carts. He was also known for his 1969 Dodge Charger that was painted like the “General Lee” for the television show Dukes of Hazzard.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating. Interment will follow at the Rushville City Cemetery, Visitation will be from 10:00 Am to 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to Schuyler County Humane Society or Memorial Hospice.
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