William Harvey Davis, a longtime resident of Baker, Louisiana passed away February 10, 2019. He was born in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on September 2, 1924. Harvey was a believer in Jesus Christ, a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great great-grandfather, husband, brother, friend, and patriot. He was a World War II veteran, a participant in the D-Day invasion landing on Omaha Beach. He was twice wounded and a Purple Heart recipient. Harvey was proud of his opportunity to serve our country. He was a retired supervisor for Allied Chemical. With a love of travel, he spent years seeing the country with his wife and family. In his younger years, Harvey was known as a man who could fix almost anything (cars, carpentry, appliances etc.). In his latter years, as his strength failed, he was still willing to tell you how to fix almost anything.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at First Baptist Church of Baker, 3213 Groom Rd, Baker, LA 70714, Baker, Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Dewey Davis and Reverend Jay Avance will officiate the service. The graveside service and burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker.
Harvey is survived by his children, Therese Landry (Ted), Bill Davis (Peggy), Shelia Brister (Marshall), Dewey Davis (Patty); 10 grandchildren, Bo Landry (Stacy), Tracy Miller (Christian), Timothy Davis (Jenna), Troy Murphy (Elizabeth), Dixie Daigle (Craig), Justin Brister (Tiffany), Jacob Davis (Holly), Aimee Stablier (Jonathan), Megan Kirkindoll (Grayson), and Ashlyn Davis; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; sister; Othean Holder; and brother, Doyle Davis (Nancy).
Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Ida Davis; his wife of 74 years, Frances Evelyn Janway Davis; his brother, Marvin Davis; and great-grandson, Noah Daigle.
The family wishes to thank the staff and friends of Oakwood Village for their care and the compassionate health team at Lane Regional hospital for their service.