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Harry R. Davis

d. January 12, 2023

Harry Davis, age 86, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Lewis Memorial Christian Home in Springfield, Illinois.

He was born October 26, 1936 in Springfield, Illinois the son of Cecil and Doris (Hawk) Davis.

Harry married Charline Coughlin on December 18, 1965 at Elm Street Christian Church in Springfield.

Mourning his passing is his wife, Charline; children, Randy (wife Dianne) Davis, Marilyn Tremain, Pattie Pritchard, Carol Jeanne Winter and Charry Davis Hall; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Harry is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert “Bobby” Davis and Raymond Davis in 2019.

He grew up in Lanesville and Mechanicsburg and later graduated from Tri-city High School in 1955.

Harry worked as a farmer, mechanic, construction worker, carpenter, and a handyman.

He was a charter member of the 23 C-B Club and a member of the Athens Christian Church.  He was also a member of the Westside Christian Church for many years while he and his family were living in Springfield.

Harry loved to go camping and working on gadgets.  He and Charline lived in Springfield and Athens area and also traveled in a camper for 10 years, camping in numerous locations during that time.

Visitation for Harry will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.  Funeral services will be held from 3:30 PM until 4:00 PM also at the funeral home with Robin Roth officiating.

Cremation rites will be accorded and private burial of cremains will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. My condolences. Harry was a great man. He will be missed

  2. My condolences to Harry’s family, I love you all.
    Harry was a special guy. He had a way of making you smile and feel welcome around his family and at his homes. I have a lot of memories of Harry and him always smiling. We always smiling around him, he used to like to tease a lot, especially with his girls and their friends. Harry and Charlene had a life that everyone dreams of, a lot fun, smiles, laughing, loving, kindness but their most love and healthfulness was with their children and their grand kids. Harry will be dearly missed but will remain in your heart and memories if you was lucky enough to know him. Go rest on that mountain and fly with the other angels Harry watching over your family from Heaven.

  3. Uncle Harry will be truly missed. Loved very much an never will be forgotten. Uncle Harry spread those wings an fly high an have fun . God has made you a Angel now .

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