William F. "Bill" Davis, Jr.

Apr 6, 2021
Davis, William


Memorial Services at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo 

First Presbyterian Church will be ringing their carillon in honor of Bill Davis on May 11, 2021 at approximately 2:45 pm. You can listen to the bells by visiting the church Facebook page.

First Presbyterian Facebook Page


One hour prior to services at the church


A family graveside service was held at Memorial Park Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to First Presbyterian Church, 505 Franklin Ave. Waterloo IA. 50703; Condolences sent to the funeral home with be forwarded to the family. 


William Floyd Davis Jr., 87, passed away unexpectedly with his family by his side on April 6, 2021. Bill was born on February 14, 1934 in Morris Plains, NJ, the son of William Sr. and Marie Davis and the brother of Betty and Barbara.

He married Sally Butts July 7, 1956. They raised four children in Cedar Falls. 

Bill graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. He served in the United States Army. Bill began working at John Deere Waterloo Works in 1959. He had many leadership roles at Deere throughout his 33-year career, retiring in 1993. 

Bill was a faith-filled member of First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. He served as a Deacon, an Elder, and a Foundation member.

Family was a top priority for Bill. He enjoyed attending and being involved in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s lives and activities. Favorite places for Bill and Sally were family times shared in Hawaii and up at the lake. Bill loved spending time at the Minnesota cabin; a joy and legacy that carries on with his family. 

Bill is survived by his wife, Sally, and his children, Andy (Victorina) of Mesa, AZ, Margie (Jim) of West Des Moines, Karen (Chris) of Johnston, and Steve (Renee) of Mt. Pleasant. He was the proud grandfather "Pa" of Emily (Matt) Tisue, Tanner, Jake, (Isabel), Ally, Isaac, Grace, and Lily; great grandchildren, Riley, Macey, Mallory, and Reese; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. 

He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, sisters, and with excitement, by his granddaughter, Isabel; what a beautiful reunion.

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  1. Tim Bengtson | May 11, 2021

    Thinking of you all today. I have Joy in my heart having had the honor of knowing Billy and being a part of his life.


  2. Tim Bengtson | May 11, 2021

    Thinking of all of today, I pray for peace and joy as you celebrate a great man who lived well. Love, Tim Bengtson


  3. Helen Curtis | May 07, 2021

    Sally and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Was nice having you as neighbors.  Bill certainly loved his family as that's all he talked about when we met at the mailbox.  


  4. Tim Bengtson | May 04, 2021
    I am so sorry to hear of Billy's passing, he was a great man, a saint! I will miss him, he was a very special and good man. Billy set a good example for all of us and was a huge asset to lake Francis and Elysian. God Bless you all
  5. Greg & Patty Fields | Apr 13, 2021

    Steve & Renee & Family,

     So sorry to hear of your loss.  Parents hold such a special place in our lives.  May your faith, family and friends help you cope with this loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Greg & Patty Fields 

  6. JANET MARTINSON | Apr 12, 2021
    So sorry for the loss of your husband and father.    Janet (Dickson) Martinson
  7. Tony and Sigrid Harris | Apr 12, 2021

    We enjoyed the driveway chats with Bill last summer. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.  Sigrid and Tony Harris

  8. Lisa Arnold | Apr 10, 2021

    Dear Steve and Karen,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family during this sad time.  Your parents always played a big role in our lives growing up and I’ll always have fond memories of your Dad.  Praying for you!  Lisa Arnold

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