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William Joseph Davis

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

William Joseph Davis, 64, died peacefully Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at UNC Hospital with his sons at his side.
Bill was born March 20, 1948, to William & Bertha Casamento Davis in Washington DC. Bill grew up in Norwich NY, the middle of six children, and Graduated from Norwich High School in the class of 1966. Attending Mohawk Valley Community College he met his future wife, Elsa Keehn Davis. They settled in central NY and raised their two sons, Jason & Ryan.
Bill’s love for the south was never far from his heart, and he moved to North Carolina to be with extended family in 1995. Bill worked for the community he loved for the past 13 years at the Pittsboro Waste Water Treatment Plant until the time of his death.
Bill’s life-long passion for art was evident all around him, in any profession he chose. Bill worked in advertising, was publisher of a trade magazine in the 1980’s, and worked as a film assembler/proofer at Canterbury Press in Rome, NY for 12 years. From drawing portraits to designing and building models, He was always creating something. Coworkers at the Pittsboro Waste Water Treatment Plant recalled Bill often sketching and drawing on breaks and at lunch.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents William and Bertha, and by little sister Alice Virginia. Bill is survived by his two sons, Jason & wife Jennifer, with stepson Anthony, of North Prairie, WI; and Ryan of Madison, WI; brothers Bernard and wife Linda Davis of Vestal NY; John Davis of Clifton Park NY; and sisters Mary and Husband Don O’Hearn of Tampa Florida; Barbara and husband Larry Dunning of Weedsport NY; and Gloria and Husband Chris Pricci of Sterling Virginia; Nieces Barbara, Felicia, Heather, Larissa, Catherine, & nephews, William, Steven, and Phillip.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday February 9, 2013, 7 pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Friends are encouraged to visit following the service.
In lieu of flowers, to continue Bill’s support of our fighting servicemen and women, donations to the Disabled American Veterans are encouraged.

Condolences for the family of “William Joseph Davis”

Condolence from John Poteat on February 8th, 2013 12:00 am

Bill was a good friend and a great coworker who would always give me his honest opinion weather I wanted it or not. I will miss him.

Condolence from Randy on February 8th, 2013 12:00 am

RIP Bill

Condolence from Randall Jarrell on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

Bill was genuine and cared very much for his friends. We talked often and he was devoted to his work. I will miss my friend

Condolence from Steve Rasmussen on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

Rest in peace Uncle Bill. You will be missed. My condolences to Jason, Ryan and the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

Condolence from Kiera Rasmussen on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

To my Godfather:

I pray that as you are resting with our Lord, you will watch over me from above, until the day we meet again. I deeply regret not having the relationship with you that I wanted, but I know that God needed you now, and some day, you and I will meet again, and all will be perfect. Until then, I will miss you.

With all my love,
Kiera Lynn

To my family:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time of mourning and grief. May God be with us all.

Condolence from Jayme on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your Dad
My thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from LaVerne & Karen Johnson on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy. So happy we got to meet and spend time with you while visiting Ryan. May you rest in peace.

Condolence from Lindsay Berning on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

All our love,
Jason and Lindsay

Condolence from Monte and Lori Johnson on February 9th, 2013 12:00 am

Ryan and family, May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. We are so glad that we got to meet Bill during his visit to Wisconsin. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Bernie and Linda Davis on February 10th, 2013 12:00 am

To my brother,
Your legacy will live on through your sons, Jason and Ryan.
Love you brother.

Condolence from Thomas Wilson on February 13th, 2013 12:00 am

Bill was a fun loving person with a big heart. He always knew how to make you laugh and even smile. May God bless the family and know that HE is here to comfort you and keep you during your time of loss. Be blessed!!

Condolence from Jim & JoanTomaszewski on February 15th, 2013 12:00 am

We worked with Bill @ Canterbury Press and found him to be a funny, talented individual and consider ourselves fortunate to have known him

Condolence from Jim Brady on February 19th, 2013 12:00 am

I worked with Bill at Canterbury Press in Rome N.Y.. We were in the same department. He was always ready to help me on any job. Always had a smile for all of us. And his artwork was exceptional!! A great guy!!

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