NILES - William Lee Davis, 72, of North Chestnut Avenue, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center Eastland.
William was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Warren, a son of William Leon and Myrtle Elizabeth Phillips Davis.
He was a graduate of the last class of Vienna High School in 1960. An ordained minister, he was a graduate of the Bible Baptist Seminary, Walnut Ridge, Ark.
He retired from General Motors Corp. Lordstown plant in 2000, where he was the head welding maintenance electrician in the passenger plant, following 24 years of service.
Bill was an auto mechanic, known for refurbishing cars, and rewound motors for several farmers. He also will be remembered for his "inventions." His electrician skills were shared in projects at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Stephen Churches as well as the lighting at Bo Rien Stadium.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Davis of Niles, whom he married Nov. 3, 1962; son Floyd L. (fiancee Karen) of Niles; daughters Teresa M. Davis of Niles and Arretta F. Soto of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Christopher Davis, Dennis (DJ) Sheets, Elizabeth Sheets, Alec Davis and Grace Davis; and a great-grandson, Brady Sheets.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Larry.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Saturday, officiated by Pastor Roy Mack, at the Robert P. McDermott Memorial Home, 614 Warren Ave., Niles.
Burial will be in Dugan Cemetery, Fowler Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Cancer Care Center of St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren, OH 44484.