William Edward Davis
William Edward Davis
  • November 23, 1938 - October 31, 2016
  • Michigan

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William E. (Bill) Davis, 77, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at Prestige Way Dementia Care in Holt, MI, surrounded by his family.
He leaves his wife of 27 years, Mary Ann (Robinson) Davis; stepson, Tim (Karen) Waite; stepdaughter, Sheryl (Gerry) Steiner; daughter, Carrie; granddaughters, Jenna (Trevor) Wenninger and Krista Spear; sisters-in-law, Jerol (Steven) Sieracke and Becky (Wayne) Cass; brother-in-law, Harold Bierman; nephew, David (Christy) Bierman and niece, Sherri (Mike) Ribby. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pat Bierma; mother and father-in-law, Marion and Gerry Robinson. Bill was born to Everett Lee Davis and Erma May (Zika) Davis in Des Moines, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa graduating with a BBA in 1962. He remained a Hawkeye fan throughout his entire life. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1956-1962. Bill moved to Michigan in 1962, where he began a career with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the State of Michigan, retiring in 2002. A competitive trap and skeet shooter, Bill was also a collector and dealer of antique firearms. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and showing American Quarter Horses with Mary Ann throughout the Midwest.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash St. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service and a luncheon will follow at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,564 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 or Mason First United Methodist Church.