Rufus Davis

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

Funeral Home

Simons Mortuary
912 W. John H. Gwynn, Jr. Ave. Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 674-2638

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 8, 2013