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David  A  Cervantes
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David A. "David C" Cervantes, 56, of Galesburg, died on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:43, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

David C was born on May 26, 1961, in Galesburg. He was the son of Anthony and Frances (Padilla) Cervantez. He is survived by his sister, Cyndi (Steven) Shotts of Galesburg; a brother, Shawn M. Cervantez; two half-brothers, Reid Cervantez and Reagan Keith, both of Galesburg; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends. He is also survived by his special friend, Deb Gamble of Galesburg, her children, Rikki, Tyler, and Leticia Gamble, and her two grandchildren, Mya and Roman Gamble, all of Galesburg. David C was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Steve Cervantez; and a nephew, Jason Maulden.

David C was a Galesburg High School graduate. He was a brakeman/conductor for the Burlington-Northern/Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years. David C was also a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Galesburg. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Fighting Illini fan. He loved to spend time with his family, friends and attend his nieces and nephews sporting events.

A visitation will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. At the request of the family and in honor of David C, wear your favorite Chicago Cubs shirt to the visitation. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 17, 2017, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Galesburg. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Galesburg. Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials in honor of David may be made to the family to decide at a later date.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Rosary to be prayed at 7 PM. At the request of the family and in honor of David C, wear your favorite Chicago Cubs shirt for the visitation.





10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church

858 S. Academy Street
Galesburg, IL 61401





11:30 AM
St. Joseph's Cemetery

Monmouth Blvd
Galesburg, IL 61401

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1849 N. Seminary St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

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