Davis, Jr., William Samson William "Bill" Davis, Jr. of Irving passed away July 24, 2013. He was born on February 9, 1927 in Dallas, Texas to William Samson Davis, Sr. and Mary Jameson Davis. Bill owned Swiss Cleaners in Irving for 53 years. He won several awards competing in motorcycle endurance racing and was a bowling enthusiast winning several trophies. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII. He enjoyed driving and traveling and also refurbishing old houses. He was a life member of The American Motorcycle Association. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lila Ruth Galyon; son John Alan Davis and sisters Evelyn Carson, Lucy Hendricks and Doris Russell. He is survived by wife of 33 years, Rae Davis of Irving; sons William Michael Davis, Sr. of Irving; Dr. Perry Davis and wife Fiona of Ireland; daughters Vickie Siegrest and husband Dr. Jack B. Siegrest of Granbury; Eugenia Foust and husband Don Foust of Irving; son Grey Yeatts and wife Glynda of McKinney; grandchildren Mike Davis Jr. and wife Debbie; Wendy Bagley and husband J. D.; Alan Davis and wife Becky; Christie Weaver and husband Terry; Jack Siegrest, Jr. and wife Roxanne; Lindsey Collins and husband Patrick; Tyler Siegrest; Caroline Sloane and husband Diarmid;Stephanie Howes; Brett Christiansen, ESQ.; Jennifer DeVries and husband Brandon; Tyler Yeatts; Zachery Yeatts; Noah Yeatts; Elijah Yeatts; Greg Bagley; Great-grandchildren Doug Davis; Brandon Richards; Michael Richards; Hunter Budd; Alex Bagley; Christina Bagley; Greg Bagley; Crystal Abner; Bryce Davis; Bailey Davis; Tyler Weaver; Tanner Weaver; Morgan DeVries; Haley DeVries; Great-great grandchildren, Jack Siegrest; Ford Collins and Lyric Davis. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM on Friday July 26, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Brown's Memorial Chapel with Terry Penn officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 26, 2013