William L. “Bill” Davis Sr., 89, of Comanche, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in the Comanche County Medical Center.

Funeral services, under the directions of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home chapel with Father Andrew Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bangs City Cemetery at Bangs, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Bill was born Aug. 9, 1920, to Elijah E. and Elizabeth Linnie (Flippin) Davis in Gustine, Texas. While attending school he became part of the Civilian Conservation Corps and began working on various projects. He joined the United States Army and served during World War II. He met Wilma Woods and on April 17, 1946, they were married in Brownwood. Early in 1946, they moved to San Antonio to live and he began work as a police officer. He continued working as a police officer until sometime around 1950. He lived in the Comanche area since 1982 and worked in real estate greatly enjoying all types of sales in land and property. His religious membership was with the Episcopal church, and he was a member of the Lions, Masonic Lodge, and Disabled American Veterans. “Bill” volunteered with Santa’s Helpers, Meals on Wheels, and all Disabled American Vet activities.

He is survived by sons, James Davis of Comanche, Jamey Davis and wife Donna of Granbury, Joe Davis of Comanche; daughter, Lisa Davis and husband Nathan of Leesville, La.; grandchildren, Jessica and Karen Davis, and Ryan, Shay-Leigh, and Marlee Whitehurst; and special sister-in-law Robbie Davis from San Angelo; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by wife of 48 years, Wilma; daughter, Dianna Davis; son, William L. Davis Jr.; parents, Elijah E. and Elizabeth Linnie Davis; brothers, James and George; sisters, Edna and Launa.

Condolences to the family may be left online at http://www.heartlandfuneral.net.