Willie C. Davis was born October 31, 1941, in Kilgore, Texas, to Elijah Davis and Birdie Lee Adams. He attended school at North Chapel in Kilgore, Texas. Willie married Lajoy Davis on August 18, 1972. Together they raised 7 children. Willie joined First Missionary Baptist Church. He was a deacon, usher, and a member of the male chorus. He helped with the plumbing around the church, and served in the community with his loving, caring heart. Willie worked for Palm Springs Plumbing for 52 years. Fishing was a hobby he loved, and if he had more fish than he needed, he was always willing to share with friends and relatives. Willie had a multitude of friends from the West Coast to the East Coast. He was always willing to help others in their time of need, as a plumber or handy man. Willie greeted everyone with a smile, a handshake and a warm heart. He made everybody laugh with all the jokes he told. He was known by everyone in town as "Mr. Lovely".
He leaves to cherish his memory, Wilfred Lucas, Jr. (Brenda), Sheila Walton (Karl), Adassa McDaniel, Sylvia Lucas, Kristiaun Davis, and Druina Lucas. Three brothers-in-law: Charles Brown (Eva), D'Arcy Brown, Jr. (Kathy), and Abron Evans (Candrus). Four sisters-in-law: Ingrid Davis, Ruby Swait, Shirley Clinton, and Candrus Evans. Fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A viewing will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wiefels & Son Mortuary in Banning, CA. A graveside service will take place Friday, October 8, 2021, at 11:00 am at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Calimesa, CA with burial to follow.