Billy E. Davis

June 22, 1929October 5, 2020

Billy E. Davis, age 91, of Somerset, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at Somerset Ridge Center. He was the husband of Anita (Thorpe) Davis to whom he has been married for the past 29 years.

Born in Quitman, Georgia, he was the son of the late Edwin and Myrtle (Swan) Davis. A proud Veteran, he enlisted in the United States Navy in Florida in 1946. He served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as Lieutenant Commander and retired after 20 years of service in 1970. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W in Tiverton and the American Legion in Somerset.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: several children, grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral service and burial will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, 1713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314.


  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Association



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


  • Funeral Service Private


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October 13, 2020

Billy was a very special person. He loved and lived his life to the fullest.I was very fortunate to have had him in my life for the past 30 yrs he was my father in law and I'm thankful to be able to say that.

Jamie Powers

October 13, 2020

What a courageous, strong and resilient man my grandfather was. Not a day went by where he didn't remind my grandmother how much he adored her. The both of them just really reiterated what love truly was. I will miss you dearly, grandpa. Say hi to my dad for me.

Pamela Miller

October 7, 2020

Bill was my uncle and I can remember a visit my family took to Massachusetts’s when I was a little girl . I can remember him taking us on the USS Constitution ship to tour it. It was so huge to us at the time. I can also remember him taking us to swim at the ledge and it was freezing even though it was summer. We had many fun memories when they came to Florida. Anita and Bill moved to Florida for a few years and was nice having them closer for visits.He was loved and will be missed by many.

Sandra Vann

October 7, 2020

My sister Pamela Miller and I have sweet memories of my Uncle Bill. He is my mother Shirley Davis (Wade) Cathey’s brother and her love for him was precious! I actually have a special Christmas card that he sent to me several years ago. I set it out every year with all the other decorations. It will mean even more now! I will hold our last conversation dearly in my heart and look forward to being together again one day in heaven! Sending our love and prayers to all the family!
Psalm 27:13-14

Sonya Moore

October 7, 2020

Bill was my grandfather. My mother was his daughter Debbie Davis Graham. I have one sister, Heidi. We never had the chance to get to know Bill as children, or adults. I am saddened by his loss and would love to learn more about the other children that Bill had. I was always told that my mother was his only child. Please feel free to reach out to me.
Sonya Moore

Dawn Motta Rapoza

October 7, 2020

So sorry to hear about Uncle Bill, he was an icon to the family, sending love to you Donna & Mandy and the rest of the family. One of my fondest memories was when he took me & Jay to the naval base for dinner we were probably 16, and thought it was the most fancy thing we had ever been too. Makes ya smile

Melaniee Swanson

October 6, 2020

Remember all the great times we had as a family. Uncle Bill was there to join in and will be missed. We are all sorry for this loss but will hold on to the good memories.


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