Daniel E. Davis, 87, a long time resident of Mahomet, died on Monday, August 10, 2020 at home. Private family services will be held.
Danny was born on August 24, 1932 in Urbana to Gale and Rowena (Slusser) Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Robert Davis.
Danny married Mary Bermingham in Covington, IN in 1952 and together they raised their family in Mahomet. Their children will always remember the camping trips they took, every summer, all over the country and even to Canada. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 5 children, Brenda (Terry) Winemiller of Mansfield, Linda (Gary) Roller of Mahomet, Bob (Laura) Davis of Monticello, Danny (Lisa) Davis of Mahomet and Cynthia Frick of Mahomet; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Danny was a gifted baseball player at Mahomet High School and won the Babe Ruth Scholarship his senior year which would have paid for his education at EIU. However, upon graduation he chose to honorably serve his country and enlisted in the Navy, where he served from 1950-1954. Danny worked in many professions, including a Laborer, but his favorite job was owning and operating Davis Lawn Care. He was a member of Laborer's Local 703.
He was a diehard Cardinals fan and would take his family to as many games as possible, even loading up their RV for the road trip down to St. Louis. Danny was also a NASCAR fanatic and enjoyed golfing.
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