Willis O. DavisMay 18, 2017
Davis, Willis O. "Bill" "Billbo" "Willie", 64, of Providence died peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara Darlene Montague-Davis.
They had been married over 13 years.
Born in Bogalusa, LA, he was the son of Ola Mae Harry and
the late William C. Davis.
He graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1970 which was the first year of intergrated schools. He also attended Southern University. Settling in Providence 42 years ago,
Willie had been employed as a manager and hazmat facilitator for the former Monet Manufacturing Company of Providence for 30 years. Bill retired in 2015 but also had worked as a Bus Monitor for the Providence School Department until his illness.
Willie was a 20 year volunteer time keeper for the Hope High School basketball team and a former member of the Onley Street Baptist Church bowling league.
He enjoyed being home, cooking, dancing, fishing, basketball, watching western movies and he was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
Willie was a good person who enjoyed making others laugh. He will be remembered by all for his genuine compassion.
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves four brothers Kirkland “Jerome” Conerly of Vallejo, CA; John “Man” Harry and Michael Harry both of San Antonio, TX and Wayne “Oscar” Harry and one sister Darlene Harry, both of Bogalusa, LA. Two sisters-in-law, Dorinda Montague-Correia and Dorrie King, two brothers-in-law Pedro Correia and Wendell King, all of East Providence, Rhode Island.
5 Nephews Darius El’tron Harry, Daramis Eron, Dante Bolton Harry, Rodomic Harry, and Trey Llyod Arron King.
Six Nieces Chelsia Harry and Tykeysha Harry, Autumne Montague-Correia, Allary Montague-Correia, Randie King, and Brianna King as well as a host of great nieces and nephews and family and friends. And last but certainly not least, his beloved cat Slater.
His funeral service will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12 noon in Ebenezer Baptist Church 475 Cranston Street, Providence. Visitation 11am.