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Dr. Bernell V. Davis

April 26, 1918 March 20, 2007
Dr. Bernell V. Davis
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PEORIA-Dr. Bernell V. Davis, 88 of Apostolic Christian Skylines, passed away there at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Born on April 26, 1918 in Ziegler, IL to Pete and Dora Mines Davis. He married Rita C. Franklin on June 19, 1943 in Decatur. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Jean (Dr. Lynn) Hyland of Marietta, GA; two sons, Stephen (Patty) Davis of Brimfield and Michael (Wanda) Davis of Dunlap; 6 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sister. A 1938 graduate of the University of Illinois and University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. He was a self employed General Practitioner in East Peoria, retiring in 1985. He also owned a farm by Kickapoo. A World War II Navy veteran, serving from 1943-46 as Lieutenant Junior Grade and served aboard the Landing Ship, LST 1034. He was a member of the Calvary ROTC and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at the University of Illinois in Champaign and a longtime member of Bradley Chiefs Club. He was a former member of the Creve Coeur Club, Mt. Hawley Country Club and American Medical Association. A member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday with Rev. Brian Herlocker officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at church. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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