PEORIA - Rufus Davis, 61, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 11:42 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Sharon Health Care Elms.
Rufus was born on Jan. 28, 1952, in Peoria to James Sr. and Beatrice (Watts) Davis.
Rufus was a 1970 graduate of Woodruff High School and had served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by one brother, Wyatt (Lorabell) Davis of Bloomington; two sisters, Mary (Raymond) Smith and Margret McGlone, both of Peoria; special nephew and caregiver, the Rev. Cleo Dailey Jr.; and a host of other nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Simons Mortuary, with a visitation one hour prior, beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Cleo Dailey Jr. will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to simonsmortuary.com.