Walter Martin Davis, 81, of Fort Myers, FL, died at 11:20 a.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice. He was born March 14, 1930 in Springfield, IL to Russell Reese and Frances Martin Davis. He married Elinor Hurrelbrink on February 16, 1952 and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Richard Martin (Kathy) Davis of Mt. Pulaski, Robert H. (Jean) Davis of Mt. Pulaski and Russell T. (Stephanie) Davis of Ft. Myers, FL; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Russell Reese (Mary Lou) Davis, Jr. of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and one son Walter M. Davis, Jr. preceded him in death.
Walter was a U.S. Army veteran. He has been a resident of Ft. Myers, FL for twenty years and was formerly of Springfield. He worked at Illinois Power in Decatur for 35 years as Director of Real Estate and formerly attended Third Presbyterian Church.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Friday, November 4, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Estrop officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Latham United Methodist Church Youth Group or to the American Cancer Society.
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