William Davis

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

William Robert Davis, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home.

He was born Oct. 1, 1917, at Blodgett, Mo., son of Orvel and Maud Grissom Davis. He and Neva Dundee Dale were married July 24, 1954, at Chaffee, Mo. She died Nov. 15, 1982.

Davis was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church at Benton, Mo., and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a prisoner of war 18 months.

Survivors include a son, Danny Davis of Benton; two stepsons, Lynn Treadway of Yuba City, Calif., James Treadway of Live Oak, Calif.; a sister, Alma Jean Crumpecker of Union, Mo.; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Revs. Dennis Lowe and Dale Huff officiating. Burial will be in Unity Baptist Cemetery.