William "Bill" Davis

Aug. 13, 1935 - Jan. 13, 2020

William “Bill" Albert Davis, 84, of La Grande, died Jan. 13 at his home. A joint celebration of life will be held in the spring for both Bill and his wife, Jackie.

Known as Bill, he was born Aug. 13, 1935, in La Grande, the youngest child of Harry and Rowena Davis. He attended school in La Grande.

In 1957, Bill married Jackie Brown, and they shared 61 years together. Bill was a loving husband and proud father. Better known by his loved ones as “the Sheikh,” he was a hardworking man who loved the outdoors and his companion German shepherds, Rex and D.O.G. Bill had a strong love for his family and his four children.

Bill served his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Spokane, Washington, and earned his bomber wings while serving in Korea, Okinawa and the Philippines.

Surviving relatives include his daughter and son-in-law, Iky and William Cross of La Grande; sons, Ray Davis and wife, Bobbie, of Middleton, Idaho, and Justin Davis of New Plymouth Idaho; sister, Willie Myers of La Grande; sister-in-law, Connie Williams of Walla Walla, Washington; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; wife, Jackie Davis; son, Billy Davis; daughter-in-law, Nancy Davis; and nephew, Kevin Williams.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

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