William Phillip Davis Jr.
May 31, 1924 – March 9, 2018
William Phillip Davis Jr. , born May 31st, 1924, died March 9th 2018
William was the son of William P. Davis Sr. and May Herring Davis. He was born in Moss Point, MS but spend his childhood in many different towns such as Spring Hill, LA, Mobile, AL, Georgetown, SC and Panama City, FL where his father moved to build paper mills for International Paper Co. He was a Lieutenant in the Navy during the early part of his life. He was a fighter pilot and a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. At the end of his service he was stationed in Jacksonville, FL where he would remain with his family and become an entrepreneur involved in numerous business ventures.
William is survived by his sister, Adair Davis Wilson, two sons, William P. Davis III (Yasumi) of Pleasant Hill, CA and Robert McMaster Davis (JoAnne) of Jacksonville Beach, FL, four grandchildren, Mathew Davis of Oklahoma City, OK, Daniel Davis (Deena) of Nashville, TN, Luke and Maya Davis of Pleasant Hill, CA, and four great-grandchildren, Reaghan, Arron and Zachary Davis of Oklahoma City, OK, and Robert Davis of Nashville, TN.
- William P. Davis (Yasumi) III, Son
- Robert McMaster Davis (JoAnne), Son
- Adair Davis Wilson, Sister
- Four grandchildren, Mathew Davis of Oklahoma City, OK, Daniel Davis (Deena) of Nashville, TN, Luke and Maya Davis of Pleasant Hill, CA, and four great-grandchildren, Reaghan, Arron and Zachary Davis of Oklahoma City, OK, and Robert Davis of Nashville, TN.
- Memorial Service Friday, April 6, 2018
William Phillip Davis Jr.
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July 31, 2018
I am so sorry that I did not know of his passing. When I moved to White Oak Plantation from N Y in the early 70s one day I drove out the back gate to Kings Ferry and Phil was the first person that I met. We were great friends from that day Phil taught me how to play pool and always had time for me. Years later he and I shared offices st The Farm Buteau and we collaborated on many projects and he was always teaching me something. I am very proud to have been friends with such a great man. He was a hero in many ways to many people. Be with God My Friend and continue to watch over us who love you
June 8, 2018
I had no idea Mr. Davis passed away until I read it online just now. He was very special to me. My boss for around 3 years but made an impact that will last a lifetime. I always enjoyed our downtime in the office that we could sit and talk. I love his stories. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of something he’s said. I was a single mom when I worked for him and he was good to both my son and myself. I am so sorry to the Davis family for your loss. My prayers are with you!