William H. ‘Bill’ Davis, Jr., 75, a Lyman community resident, passed away on February 27, 2018 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Bill was born on December 14, 1942 in Jacksonville, FL, the son of Aline (Singleton) & William H. Davis, Sr. Bill was raised in Elkridge MD and attended Howard High School.
In 1961 Bill enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he traveled the world and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. Bill’s last assignment was at NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor and after his discharge in 1970 he called the Skagit Valley home, eventually settling in Lyman.
Bill continued to work in the maritime industry as a Chief Engineer on tug boats and oil derricks for over 45 years.
In 1995 Bill was united in marriage to Denise Covert in Sedro-Woolley and they made their home in Lyman. Bill enjoyed traveling to Leavenworth, WA and camping on the Oregon coast or just enjoying a good book.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill is survived by his wife, Denise at the family home in Lyman; his children, Bette Suzanne Richards of Westminster, MD, Rebecca Davis Bailey of Federal Way, WA, Shannon Fowler (Kim) of Sedro-Woolley, WA, Shane Davis (Erika) of Lyman, Danny Hendrickson (Missy) of Sedro-Woolley, Tiffany Conley of Bellingham, WA, Aaron Hendrickson of Rohnert Park, CA and Brandi Hendrickson of Sedro-Woolley; 2 sisters, Bette O’Connor (Bill) of Owings Mill, MD and Suzie Mrozinski (Michael) of Elkridge, MD; brother, Laurie Davis (Barbara) of Columbia, MD; 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Lyman Cemetery. Potluck reception to follow at the Lyman Fire Hall. Services are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.