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William Henry Davis Sr.

February 1, 1934January 4, 2021

William H. Davis Sr. age 86 passed Monday, January 4th 2021. He had been in failing health for several years. He was proceeded in death by his Mother, Helen Flock Davis, his Father, Edward Norman Davis Sr., Siblings Mae Davis and Edward Norman Davis Jr. William also known as Will, Dad, Uncle Will and Mr. Will, was born in Baltimore, MD on February 1st 1934.He moved to the Fort Hunt-Alexandria, VA region in 1943. Will attended Groveton Elementary School and Mount Vernon High School, where he excelled in both academics and athletics. Will married his childhood friend and sweetheart, Shirley Katherine Weaver, on October 24th 1953. They moved to the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria in 1958, where they lived, worked and raised their three children. Will retired from the U.S.P.S in 1992. He enjoyed playing Softball in The Northern Virginia Senior Softball League and was an All Star at the age of 74. Will also enjoyed the outdoors, working in his yard, chopping wood and the simple pleasures of life. Surviving him is his wife of 67 years, Shirley Weaver Davis and his sister Nancy Davis Wayson. His children, Susan Davis Zimbro (Wade), William H. Davis Jr. “Billy”(Kim), Jennifer Davis Berent (Craig) Grandchildren, David J. Zimbro, Ryan S.Zimbro, Jonathan W. Zimbro (Jiyeon), Colin P. Berent, Zachary C. Berent, Hannah K. Davis and Sofia C. Davis. Great grandchildren, Pyper A.Zimbro, Johnny L. Zimbro and Zachary L. Zimbro. A private service is to be held. Internment, Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.


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William Henry Davis Sr.

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Lori Beutel

January 11, 2021

I (Lori Smith Beutel), grew up in the Court right across from Mr. & Mrs. Davis. They were wonderful and caring neighbors and always treated the neighborhood kids like family. Mr. Davis would always play football, baseball and basketball with the neighborhood kids and had ultimate patience in teaching us the game and helping us to get better at it. He was always willing to lend a hand to help out a neighbor. Mr. Davis and Mrs. Davis were a great help to my Dad, Louis “Smitty” Smith, after my Mother passed away and as he got older. I have such wonderful memories of growing up across the street from Mr & Mrs, Davis and their family. He will be missed. My thought and prayers with Mrs. Davis and all the family during this difficult time.

Don Griffin

January 10, 2021

I grew up just 2 doors from the Davis residence in the Mt. Vernon area. I especially remember Mr. Davis always having time to toss a football around with us neighborhood children and Miss Shirley always having a warm welcome as if we belonged there. What a wonderful family! Mr. Davis will be greatly missed. God bless the Davis family in their time of sorrow.

Nancy Toloune (Monan)

January 9, 2021

I remember staying over many nights with my best friend Sue at Bill and Shirley’s house. We would turn down the TV and listen to records, and watch actors mimic the words to the songs. It was fun and we had a good laugh. He will be missed.