Carl D. Box
1935 - 2021

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.

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Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2021.
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Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E., Milan, Illinois
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First Baptist Church
1401 Perry Street, Davenport, Iowa
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Carl & Sara were members & friends at the First Baptist Church here in Great Falls,MT. They were both very giving of themselves to the church & to the Lord. Were sorry to see them leave, now Carl is with Sara & the Lord. May he rest in Peace in Gods Heavenly Kingdom. He will be missed. Darla A Trudel, Great Falls
Darla A Trudel
April 24, 2021
With his humorous ways, Carl always had people smiling or laughing and was a friend to many. He was our pew mate, since we use to sit next to him in church. He loved showing us pictures of his 3D puzzles and I would joke with him calling them his Legos. We also would talk about and exchanged some garden flowers. I bet resting in the arms of the Lord and having a reunion with Sara put a big smile on Carl's face. R.I.P. Carl, and try to behave up there.
Tim & Karhy Moeller
April 24, 2021
Miss Carl a lot but I am sure the reunion at the rainbow bridge was fantastic
Suzette LeBarron
April 20, 2021