Wilbur A. "Bill" Davis

Sep 21, 2019
Davis, Wilbur


Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, 6227 Kimball Ave.


4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


Private Graveside Services will precede memorial services at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded by the Waterloo AmVets Post 19, Evansdale AmVets Post 31 and the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard.


South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, Western Home Communities or to the Cedar Valley Hospice Home


Wilbur A. “Bill” Davis, Jr., 91, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, September 21, 2019.

He was born June 15, 1928, son of Wilbur Sr. and Goldie (Masteller) Davis in Ovid, Colorado.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1954.

Bill married Linda Zimmerman on June 12, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

He was employed as an electronic control tech at Mid American Energy Company (Iowa Public Service) for 31 years until retiring in 1987.

Bill was a member of the South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 65 in Cedar Falls and the Cedar Falls AmVets.

He and Linda delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered at the Salvation Army. Bill enjoyed woodworking and golf.

Survived by his wife, Linda Davis of Cedar Falls;  four sons, Colin (Don) Davis of Vernal, Utah, Robert (Mary) Davis of West Des Moines, William (Billey) Davis of Olathe, Kansas, and Scott (Debi) of Overland Park, Kansas; daughter, Deborah (Bruce) McClintock of Appleton, Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lila Mae Davis and Elsie Davis in infancy; and brother, Ralph Davis.

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  1. Jan, Ron, Jennifer, Bryce, and Derek Heth | Sep 24, 2019

     Linda and family,

    We have many fond memories of our days living next to you and Bill on Hillside Drive.  When our Jennifer was just a toddler she became known as your cookie snatcher.  She knew exactly where your cookies were kept in your kitchen, helping herself but much to the dismay of your Scott!  We have often commented that you two were right up toward the top of the list of favorite neighbors.  

    Our family mourns with you as you say goodbye to Bill.  He was a bright spot in our lives.


  2. Virginia Wilber | Sep 23, 2019

    Dear Linda and family:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathies. We didn't know Bill for a long time, but we always enjoyed his smile at Church. He was always so welcoming and made a point to greet our family when we were new to the Church. We will miss his smile and warm heart!

    Virginia Wilber and Matt Gibbon (from South Waterloo).

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