John Davison, 89, of Middletown passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
John was born on March 16, 1928, in Logan County; the son of James and Matilda (Steinhour) Davison. He married Ione Leinweber on June 22, 1952, in Minooka, IL. She survives him in Middletown, IL.
Also, surviving John are his children: Julie (Rex Gill) Brown and Gail (Karen) Davison; one sister: Delores Burger; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.
John proudly served his country as a member of The Military Police in The U.S. Army. John enjoyed being outside, especially while spending time in his garden. When he wasn’t outside, he would often be found watching his beloved Chicago Cubs. He also loved his western shows and movies, John Wayne was his favorite. John was truly a hard working man, but he always made time for his family; especially listening to his grandchildren’s stories.
Services for John will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Josh Gorrie officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial at Irish Grove Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in John’s name to First United Methodist Church in Middletown, IL.