Carl D. Box
July 4, 1935-April 16, 2021
DAVENPORT-Carl D. Box, 85, of Davenport, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at Manor Care – Locust, Davenport.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 1401 Perry Street, Davenport. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Burial will be at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville, IL. Memorials may be made to Kings Harvest Animal Shelter, Davenport or to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Carl was born on July 4, 1935 in Moody, OK, the son of Milton and Alice (Smith) Box. He married Sara McMeekan on November 28, 1957 in Cable, IL. Carl served in the U.S. Army as a cryptographer from 1958 - 1960. He worked at Northwest Orient Airlines as a ticket agent in Great Falls, Montana.
Carl and Sara loved to travel. While he was stationed in Europe for his service, they traveled to multiple countries. They also traveled with their two four-legged traveling companions Duffy and TBear in their travel trailer through forty-nine out of the fifty states, and almost got to Alaska to make it fifty. Carl was a member of First Baptist Church, Davenport. He was active with the Angel Tree ministries and provider of financial support to church camp attendees. He enjoyed building 3D puzzles, woodworking, fishing, and camping. Carl loved spending time with his family and his dogs.
Carl is survived by his siblings, Glendon Box, Robert (Gerry) Box, Milton "Charlie" Box, and Sandy (Dave) Box-Cooper; brother and sister in-law, Richard and Ramona McMeekan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara (McMeekan) Box; parents; sister, Imogene Nelson; and brother, Ricky Box.
Online condolences may be left to Carl's family at www.wheelanpressly.com.