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Kilgroe Funeral Home

2219 - 2Nd Ave North, Pell City, AL

OBITUARY

Mr. William Van Davis

Passed away on September 4, 2019
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William “Van” Davis passed away on September 4, 2019 in Pell City, Alabama at the age of 66. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruby G. Roe; his father, Paul Davis; his sister, Paulette Davis O’Donnell and his stepfather, Clemons Roe. He is survived by his daughter, Lauren Tice, of Homewood, Alabama; his son, Paul Davis (Erika), of Pell City, Alabama and two grandchildren, McCall Tice and Wrenley Davis. Van was a graduate of Jacksonville State University and obtained his law degree at Birmingham School of Law. His desire to seek justice and love of the law led him to his legal career following time spent with his stepfather, Sheriff Clemons Roe, who he routinely referred to as his best friend. He served three terms as District Attorney of St. Clair County. In his eighteen years as a public servant, he was known for his humility, approachability, and became one of the most respected office holders in the court system. Following his retirement from public office, he was asked on many occasions by the Attorney General to serve as a special prosecutor. Van had a love of the outdoors and mentored young people both in the courtroom and in the pursuit of conservation. He also delighted in spending time with his grandchildren on Lake Logan Martin. Visitation will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at The Beacon at First United Methodist Church of Pell City and the funeral will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11 a.m., also at The Beacon at First United Methodist Church in Pell City. Condolences may be offered to the Davis family online at www.kilgroefh.com Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City will direct the service

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Janet Trammell

September 6, 2019

Lauren I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and your Daddy were very close. They don’t make em like him anymore. True honorable southern gentleman. He will be missed by many.

Brian and Janet Trammell

Bobbie Keenum ( Bowling in school at Ashville)

September 5, 2019

I went to Ashville Elementary and middle school with Van. He, Kay Cash and I were great friends. He moved to Pell City when we were in 7th or 8th grade. He was one of the sweetest and smartest in our class, and I missed him after he moved. His mother, Ruby, cut my hair also. I have so many fond memories of Van; I am heart broken to hear of his passing.
Prayers for his children and family.
Bobbie Nell ( Bowling) Keenum

Bill Lise9

September 5, 2019

I knew Mr. Davis through his work and through his hunting activities. I am sorry for your loss.

Carey Potter

September 5, 2019

I’ve known Van pretty much my whole life. My father, Richard Potter, was one of Van’s close friends. We went on many hunting trips with Van and always enjoyed listening to all the hunting stories that Van would tell. He and my Dad were my hunting idols when I was a young man. I always respected Van and held him in the highest regard. I’ll miss Van but it gives me comfort knowing that he and Dad are on the next hunting trip in heaven. Praying for Lauren, Paul, and all the family during this time.

Guin Robinson

September 5, 2019

I send my sympathies to the Davis family. Van was the epitome of what a public servant should be. I enjoyed working with him during my time as mayor. The citizens of St. Clair County have lost a friend . Guin Robinson

Steven Cole

September 5, 2019

Just yesterday, I shared with my secretary, how Van represented my children & me during the most trying time of my life. His work was flawless & his character, sterling. Of even greater value, he became my friend. RIP Counselor ...

Teresa Harris

September 5, 2019

He was such a great friend to my father, Buck Elrod. RIP, Van

Bill and Becky Cox

September 4, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Van’s passing. Bill was so glad he got to visit and talk about old high school memories last week. Our heartfelt sympathy to Lauren, Paul and grandchildren.

Wayne Stephens

September 4, 2019

RIP Van. You will be missed greatly. Thank you for above all else, always being my friend.

Brenda Stepp-Layfield

September 4, 2019

I was so nervous about the change when you took over at work. You were nothing but courteous to me. Thank you for taking the time to listen, teach, and get to know me. You talked to me about your illness but always shook it off. You had a lot of strength. Thank you for your service to our county. You dont have to do the hard decisions now, God has taken over. May your family have peace in this difficult time. You will be missed.

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