William “Bo” Davis, Sr., 82, the seventh child of the late Walter and Hettie Gass Davis, was born on May 11, 1938 in Sumter County. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at his residence. He attended public schools in Lee County. William grew up in Antioch United Methodist Church, where he remained active until his health began to decline. He served in many capacities: usher board, finance ministry, the United Methodist Men and as custodian of the grounds and cemetery until a few years ago. He continued to serve as interior custodian until recently. William was employed at Georgia Pacific and later at V B Williams from where he retired after more than 30 years. He leaves to cherish his memories: four sons, twins Melvin (Violette) and Marvin (Della) Isaac, Joseph Eric (Janet) and Charles (Carelle) Davis; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, L. Gene Davis and Lillie Mae Moses of Sumter and Elizabeth “Nick” Davis of Linden, NJ; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends. The family is requesting no visitation at the home. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery, Highway 15 North, Sumter, with the Rev. Marvis L. Stewart, pastor of Antioch United Methodist Church, officiating, and the Rev. Raymond L. Cook, Jr., eulogist. The procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a. m.
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