Alton Davis

Alton Davis

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Alton Davis passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019.  Al was born in Holbrook, Arizona on March 2, 1939. His parents, Alton and Ruth Mester Davis preceded him in death.  Al graduated from Arizona State University.  He was retired as a Systems Analyst for the US Army. 

He was the husband of Patricia O’Neal Davis and widower of Jeanne Dickey Davis.  Al’s children, Tonya Beth Fingerhut (Andy) and Brigette Lynn Barker (Curtis, deceased) and step children, Thomas Anthony (Jennifer) and Robert Andrew Tisone (Ann) have provided him with 7 grandchildren who gave him great joy.

Al had many hobbies, including reading, leather tooling, model building, vinyl record collecting and he loved to eat out and explore different restaurants and cuisine.  He had a great memory for anything he read and would often throw out the most obscure facts, entertaining us all!

After retirement, he enjoyed his church at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Edwardsville.  He was a happy worker at the Free Lunch Friday Program, originated the website a few years ago, and spent several years working as Lay Leader. 

Service will be at Immanuel UMC, 800 N Main, Edwardsville, Illinois on Saturday, February 16th with Visitation at 11:00 am and Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, online at, or Immanuel UMC, 800 N Main, Edwardsville, IL. 62025.

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  1. Joyce Mosimann says:

    Sending prayers and our deepest sympathy.

  2. Tom Smith and Janet Smith says:

    We are really going to miss our dining buddy. Our sympathy to all his family.

  3. Nancy Hampton says:

    Sending love to the family. I’m with you all in spirit. Al was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known.

  4. John Goldsmith says:

    Al was a kind and remarkable man. He will be missed.

  5. Jessaly Matthews Frank says:

    With deepest sympathy and fond memories of a sweet and kind man.

  6. S. Johnson says:

    My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Thanks to our Heavenly Fathe, we have the hope of a resurrection to life again. John 5:28,29 Please rely on Him for comfort through prayer.

  7. V. Harrison says:

    This is such a difficult time. I pray that happy memories enable you to comfort one another. Throw your burdens on the Heavenly Father and He will sustain you.
    Psalms 55:22