William A. Davis Sr. (Billy) passed away at home on May 5, 2021. Billy was born on March 2, 1942 to Bill & Delores Davis in Beggs Oklahoma. His family moved and settled in Dos Palos in 1945.
Billy graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1960 where he met and married the love of his life, Patsy Perry, in 1961. Also known as “The Canal Man,” Billy retired from CCID after 42 years in 2002. Through the years Billy and Patsy enjoyed camping with their family and friends at Rock Creek, motorcycling, taking a trip to Canada on their Honda Goldwing, and restoring old cars. Billy’s greatest love, other than his family, was being a cowboy. He had a passion for horses and roping, and the friends and relationships he made through the years sitting in an arena or on the back of his horse waiting to get in the box. As much as he loved roping and riding with his kids and friends, seeing his grandchildren on horseback was his greatest joy.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ronnie and Jerry, and sister Helen. Billy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patsy, their two children son William A Davis Jr. (Jabo) and his wife Maria, his daughter Cherilyn Menezes, four grandchildren; Payton and his wife Taylor Menezes, Derek and his wife Katie Menezes, Sean and his wife Melissa Davis, and Mia and her husband Jacob Lehar, six great-grandchildren Rhys, Slate, Everly, Leighton and Baby Menezes as well as Landen Lehar. He is also survived by his two sisters Patsy Menzell and Louella Cozzi, brother in law Doyle Perry and his wife Kay, Ken Perry and his wife Debbie, and sister in laws Joanie & Maryanne Davis, and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us for a BBQ in Billy’s honor on Thursday, May 13th 5:30pm at Jabo & Maria’s 15510 Bryant Rd.
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