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Kenneth Morris Davidson, 83, of Urbana passed away Tuesday (June 4, 2019) at 6:36 a.m. at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church, Champaign. Pastor Herb Coates will officiate. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana. Burial will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview with Military Rites being performed by the United States Navy and the American Legion Post # 71.
Kenny was born Jan. 5, 1936 in Memphis, Tenn. to Kenneth P. and Vietta (Johnson) Davidson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marlene, his beautiful daughters Cassie and Kendra, their spouses, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: daughter Cassie (Randy) Haines of Urbana, grandchildren, Kristi (Jake) Tammen of Tolono and Blaine (Bekah) of Urbana, and great-grandchildren Mason and Jaxson; daughter Kendra (Chris) Changnon of Gurnee, grandchildren Blake (Chris) of Nashville, Tenn., and Paige and Parker of Gurnee.
Preceding Kenny in death were his parents and grandson Andrew Haines.
After graduating from Decker High School, Indiana, Kenny enlisted in the United States Navy. On April 4, 1958, he married the love of his life, Marlene Current. After an honorable discharge, Kenny worked for Eisner Corporation. He finished his career at the University of Illinois, retiring after 15 years.
He was a member of Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church and the American Legion Post # 1492.
Kenny brightened every room he was in with his contagious smile and friendly demeanor. He went above and beyond to make his family and friends feel special. He loved his family more than anything in life. Above all, Kenny was a devout Christian who kept Christ the center of his life.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family asks donations be made to Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or Harbor Light Hospice.