William Jefferson Davis, 1942 - 2016

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William Jefferson Davis died peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois at the age of 73. William is survived by his longtime companion of 37 years, Stella Sheleheda, his former wife Louise Carpentier and three children, Debra Davis Smith of New Jersey, Kathleen and husband Kenneth Anderson of Cumberland, Maine and William Jefferson Davis II of North Yarmouth, Maine. In addition, William had 6 grandchildren. William was born on November 4, 1942 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Willie Jackson Davis and Elizabeth Maude McCracken -Davis. He went to school in Huntsville, Alabama. Post high school, William served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He married Louise LePage, in 1964. After moving to Lewiston, William began working as a business man. Over their marriage of 9 years, the couple welcomed 3 children into their home. William's children remember him as a loving father who encouraged them to reach for success and happiness. William Jefferson Davis enjoyed many hobbies some of which include playing tennis, fishing, cooking, classical music and watching old movies. You could often find him walking his beloved dog Max and later Morgan. He was an individual who loved knowledge in areas such as Science and History. He was an active and dedicated member of the St. Monica Roman Catholic Church in Carpentersville, IL.

Funeral Notice

DAVIS, William J., 73, of Carpentersville, IL, died in Elgin, IL, on March 19, 2016. A service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th, at 2:00 pm, in the mausoleum chapel at Saint Peter’s Cemetery, in Lewiston, Maine. Father Norm Carpentier will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate William Jefferson Davis’s life. 

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