Frank H. Davis, Jr., age 83, of Prospect Heights, died Friday, January 5, 2007, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
He was born March 14, 1923 in Crossville, Alabama to Frank and Elsie (Gilbreath) Davis. On May 22, 1943, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Higgenbotham at First Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama.
Frank was a 51-year resident of Prospect Heights. He was in the floor covering industry for over 50 years, starting out with Superb Floors for 15 years in Prospect Heights. In 1971, Frank then moved to the Greater Round Lake Area and continued his career in the flooring industry. He operated his business, Franks’ Floors, for 35 years, which is now operated by his wife and daughter.
Frank enjoyed golfing and was an avid water skier and boater on Lake Marie. He was also a great joke teller. Frank was a member of A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge 115 of Grayslake, IL and a Past Master Medinah Shriner. He also carried membership in the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. He was also a Past Patron of the Eastern Star #329 of Grayslake. Frank was also a founding member of the Wheeling First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Davis of Prospect Heights; his children, Thomas (Mary) Davis of Walworth, WI, Sylvia Vedral – Davis of Prospect Heights, and Frankie (Frank) Desmond of Wauconda; his grandchildren, Diana Davis, Theresa (Steven) Highly, Frank (Diana) Desmond III, and Thomas Davis II; and his great-grandchildren, Cory, Paige, Cameron, Megan, Frankie, Thomas III, Dottie, Rebecca, and Katelyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Ct., Round Lake, IL 60073.
A service conducted by the Masonic Lodge will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Eastern Star at 8 p.m. and a closing prayer at 8:45 p.m. with the Rev. David Corlew officiating.
A second visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 11, at the Collier-Butler Funeral Home, 824 Rainbow Dr., Gadsden, AL 35902.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, January 12, at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Collinsville, AL. The Rev. Keith Davis will officiate.
Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Collinsville, Alabama.
For information call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or send a condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.