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William Edward Davis

Nov 25, 1936 - Jan 4, 2019 (Age 82)

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My condolences to Bill's family. We were neighbors when I was young. His daughter Yvonne was my best friend. Always enjoyed spending the night with them. Lovely family!

Sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a parent.

To say He meant a lot to us would be an understatement. He was like the North Star - reliably guiding people in the right direction. May you continue to shine on us, Grandpa.

We are sorry for your loss. May you find strength in your memories.

With sympathy

The Stern Family

My heart is saddened at this great loss. Uncle Bill always had a smile and kind words. I have very fond memories of him and Aunt Dee. Much love to the family!

We will miss you and all the time we spent going out. I remember the times with you, Dee and your mother in law. I'll miss texting and talking on the phone.You have been a great friend to Joe and I. Bless you and your family.RIP

He was the best. Have known him 20 years. Was hard working, honest , loving, funny and the best sparring partner you could ask for. He will be missed. Now he's in a better place, free of pain, content, and dancing with his wife. Will see you up there just like we planed You are going to be a great Angel. .
Love Always. Jan

Bill was one of the greatest men i knew. he was like a 2nd dad to my brother and I. God bless all family members.

I will miss you a lot. It was nice talking with you and visiting. It was always great talking about Vernon. Sorry I wasn't able to visit you lately, but I have been ill. I will miss you with all my heart.


William's Obituary

William (Bill) Edward Davis, 82, passed away at his residence at 10:27 pm on Friday January 4, 2019.

He was born November 25, 1936 in Lafayette to the late Marion M. and Margaret E. (Montgomery) Davis.

Bill graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1955.

On February 10, 1954 Bill married Delores E. White. She preceded him in death on September 28, 2004.

Bill owned and operated a Standard Oil/Amoco Station for 41 years before retiring in 1993.

He was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Bill will be remembered for his incredible sense of humor and generous and caring heart.

Surviving are four children, D. Yvonne Smith (husband Gary) of Fargo, ND, William E. Davis II (wife Victoria) of Lafayette, Jody A. Davis (fiancé Mike Ahlrich) of Lafayette and Teresa L. Davis of San Jose, Ca.; a sister, Sondra Strobel of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Brent Smith (wife Christina), Jason Smith (wife Sarah), Bill and Cassandra Davis, Nicholas Morehouse, Frank Cooley (wife Morgan) and Tarrah York (husband Tim) along with six great grandchildren, Amber and Katelyn Smith, Caleb and Hunter Cooley and Payton and TJ York.

Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Robert L. Davis, on September 11, 2003.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel (400 Twyckenham Blvd, Lafayette, Indiana).

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel with Chaplain Rich Stoll officiating. Entombment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

Those wishing may contribute in William’s name to either Great Lakes Hospice, the American Heart Association or Diabetes Association.

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