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William Edward "Bill" Davis, age 83, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born January 6, 1929, in Syracuse, New York, to Aaron Davis and Bridget Finnegan Davis. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a surveyor stationed in the Philippines. In 1950 he married Sally M. Belden. They moved to Miami, Florida, where Bill initially worked as a surveyor and later had his own contracting business. In 1975 he and his family moved to Stuart, Florida. In 2005 he moved to Gainesville, where he resided at the Village. He enjoyed boating and fishing.

Bill was predeceased in 1986 by his beloved wife Sally and in 2007 by his brother Robert Davis. He is survived by his brother John Davis (Syracuse, NY); sons Daniel William Davis (Patricia Maguire) of Ithaca, NY; Terrence Patrick Davis (Wendy) of Palm Harbor, FL; and Paul Brian Davis (Ann Heatherington) of Gainesville. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Nicholas, Michelle, and William H. Davis, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial will be held.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2012
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