CHARLESTON, IL – Kevin Eugene Davis, age 57 of Charleston and formerly of Westfield, Illinois, passed away on June 2, 2020 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. His family will conduct a graveside service to honor and celebrate his life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston with Pastor Ryan Mulvaney officiating. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts in his honor may be made to his wife Connie Davis to assist with medical expenses and may be mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Kevin was born on April 18, 1963 in Charleston, South Carolina and was the son of the late James and Laska (Towles) Davis. It was nearly 40 years ago that he married the love of his life, Connie Malone on September 12, 1980 in Westfield, Illinois. In addition to his loving wife Connie of Charleston, he is survived by two devoted children, a son, Jason Davis and fiancé Kristy Cattrell of Charleston and a daughter, Heather Cline and husband Tim of Mattoon; seven grandchildren, Toby Cline, Rebekah Cline, Allison (Wyatt) Rogers, Whitney Cline, Taylor Davis, Kendall Davis and Jonathan Reed; a sister, Shirley (David) Hood of Rochester, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews and their families, Lance Hood, Julie Greer, Eric Hood, Rheanon Roberts, Crystal Rock and Chris Malone.
Kevin was a U.S. Army Veteran and following his discharge from the military, attained his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University and completed coursework toward his Masters. For many years he was a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor for CEAD in Charleston and for the past 7 years has been employed as a production supervisor for Brighton Cabinetry in Neoga, Illinois.
Cruising the open road on their motorcycle was truly an experience that Kevin and Connie enjoyed. As an avid and responsible biker Kevin was a member of ABATE of Illinois and his bike was his “baby”. He didn’t mind (in fact he rather liked) being known as “old man” to his fellow bikers, friends and family. He was very skilled in the art of woodworking and electrical wiring and his green thumb was witnessed through his flourishing vegetable gardens. Hobbies of hunting and fishing were enjoyed with family and close friends – especially his grandchildren with whom he enjoyed sharing his knowledge. Kevin believed in helping one another and was a great teacher of life skills. At the drop of a hat he would be there to assist – but he didn’t want to do it for you – he wanted you to learn to be able to do it yourself. Kevin’s facebook posts were a little different than most as he used it as a platform to exhibit his documentary photography. Kevin’s family was a priority in his life and he relished every opportunity to spend time with those he loved and who loved him. He will truly be missed!
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