Bill Davis, 78, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Gower Convalescent Center in Gower, Missouri.
Bill was born on March 24, 1935 in Tarkio, Missouri to Orville C. and Delpha (Hughes) Davis.
He graduated from Tarkio High School. He worked 38 years at the St. Joseph News-Press & Gazette. He was owner & operator of Carol Ann’s Café.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mark Davis, one brother, and five sisters.
Surviving family includes wife of 58 years of marriage, Carol Davis, of the home; son, Eddie Davis, of Smithville; daughters, Susan (Kevin) Davis Keller, St. Joseph; Penney (Richard) Adams, of Amazonia; and Vicki Davis, also of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Ryan, Sara, Cindy, Matthew, Ryan, Christopher, Blake and Bradley; 14 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Davis has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.