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Fred Davis

Fred Davis, 70, of Vandalia died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Vandalia with Minister Jamie Franke officiating. Burial will be in Vandalia Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at the church.

Fred was born April 17, 1947 in Perry, the son of Robert Edward and Alva Norteen Lieurance Davis. He married Betty Jane Klise on July 30, 1967 at the United Methodist Church in Center. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Edward Davis and wife, Angie of New London and Matthew Lewis Davis of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, Michelle Ledawn Kurz and husband, Tim of Vandalia; grandchildren, Jonathan, Brian, Mackenzie and Brandon Kurz, Austin, Sophia, Irelynn and Logan Davis; uncle and aunt, Harold and Pat Lieurance of Columbia; cousins, Susan Edwards and husband, Ron of Lee Summit and Terri Hevel and husband, David of Hannibal.

He is preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Kurz; father and mother-in-law, Lewis E. and Geneva Klise; brother-in-law, Lewis E. Klise Jr.; nephew, Lewis E. Klise III.

Fred worked for 36 years at the North American Refractories at Farber. Upon closing, he worked for NECC in Bowling Green and WEDCC in Vandalia for seven years. He also owned Davis Wallpapering for 20 plus years where he sold and hung wallpaper.

He was a member of the Car Cruisers Club of Vandalia and the Golden Eagles Motorcycle Club. He loved to ride motorcycles and go fishing with his son, Mike, friends and grandchildren.

Fred loved taking trips on his motorcycle with his wife and camping with his children. Fred loved going to car shows and showing his 1986 Chevrolet El Camino.

The last few years he had enjoyed refinishing and making furniture in his workshop. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia and served his country during Vietman in the United States Army.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gene Perkins, Jonathan Kurz, Brian Kurz, Austin Davis, Michael Davis and Matthew Davis. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Lynn, Floyd Sinclair, Gary Constable, Ron Morris, Joe Hassien, Paul Kirtlink, Roger Green, Dwayne Goss, Freddie Day and Allen Ebers.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, First Christian Church in Vandalia or Fishing for Freedom.

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