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Bill G. Davis

January 12, 1932 — September 27, 2020

Bill G. Davis, 88, of Murray, KY passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Murray-Calloway County hospital. He was born January 12, 1932, in Hickman County, KY to Theodore (Tedd) R. and Eva (Greer) Davis.

He was the beloved husband of Pearl (Dreier) Davis whom he married on July 9, 1971. He was preceded in death by Pearl in 2012 and his first wife Patricia (Strahan) Davis.

He was the loving father of Marcia (Randall) Orban of Murray, KY, Brian (Debbie) Davis of Litchfield, IL, Glen (Lisa) Davis of Jerseyville, IL, Rebecca (Steve) Korte of Brighton, IL, and Jerry (Ming) Ferguson of London, England. He is survived by his sister Evalena (Davis) O'dell of Alton, IL, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, Walter A. and Roy Lee Davis, infant son, James Keith and three great-grandchildren, Kaylah, William and Hannah.

After graduating from Alton High School in 1950, he received a BS degree in industrial engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and his MBA from SIU Edwardsville, IL. He was a chief industrial engineer with Laclede Steel in Alton, IL for many years. Upon his retirement from Laclede he continued to work as an engineering consultant and most recently with Edward Jones in Murray, KY.

He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a Rotary member and very active in his community. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray is in charge of the cremation and following inurnment with a private family service.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Noble Park in Paducah on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Murray Rotary Foundation for Families and Children, PO Box 411, Murray, KY 42071, where Bill served as a board member.

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

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