Funeral service for William C. Davis of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, May 8 at Lowe Funeral Home with Brother Fred Morrow officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will be held at Harmoney Cemetery in Opp, Alabama on Tuesday May 12, 2020.
Bill was born on June 21, 1949 in Dade County, Florida to Coma Ray Davis and His wife Virginia Lee Bumbalow. Bill met Vonnie Thomas in White Settlement, Texas in 1967. Vonnie was the young beautiful country girl that lived next door, and she had one son. They began dating, and Bill asked Vonnie to move in with him. They fell in love, and married January 23, 1969. Then they proceeded to have four more children. Bill was in the Vietnam War, and when Bill went to Germany, Vonnie followed him. She stayed in Germany with Bill for 1 ½ years, and Bill still had another 8 months before coming back Stateside. In January 2010 they moved to Yantis from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Bill spent much of his working life as a truck driver.
Bill passed away in Yantis on May 5, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, his lifelong love Vonnie; sisters, Donna Raylene Trotter and Vicki Ann Stacks, and his little brother, Micky Davis.
Survivors include his sons, Ricky Box and wife Betty of Houston, Willy Davis and wife Johnnie of New Caney, and Michael Davis and wife Renee of Mississippi; two daughters, Cindy Franklin of Houston, and Samantha Curtis and husband Tony of Alba; sisters, Kimberlea Roland of Paragould, Arkansas, and Robin and her husband Terry Martin of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, C. Ray McDaniel of Florida: brother-in-law, Bud Stacks along with fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Serving as Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Box, Willy Davis, Michael Davis, Colton Bates, and Kort Gibbs.
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