Today's Paper Arkansas News LEARNS Guide Legislature Sports Core Values Puzzles Newsletters Public Notices Archive Obits Opinion Story Ideas

William Scott Davis

of Little Rock, AR, 1928 - 2014

WILLIAM SCOTT "BILL" DAVIS, 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Bill, a much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son was born August 2, 1928 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and resided in Fordyce, Arkansas for most of his life. He graduated from Indianola High School in Indianola, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. Bill served his country in the United States National Guard and is a veteran of the Korean War.
Bill was a salesman by nature and worked successfully in various sales positions throughout his life. He loved to dance, to listen to music (particularly the blues), to play golf and to spend time with family and friends.
He was raised in Indianola, Mississippi where he met and married the love of his life, Jeanette Price Davis. Bill and Jeanette celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary this past April.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Price Davis of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter, Sandy Devlin of Starkville, Mississippi; daughter Nancy Hollings and her husband David of New Orleans, Louisiana; son, Scott Davis and his wife Robbi of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter Miki Bass and her husband James, of Little Rock, Arkansas; and brother Don Davis and his wife Barbara, of Cleveland, Mississippi. "Daddy Bill", as Bill was known by his grandchildren, leaves behind eight grandchildren: Katie Midgley and her husband Tom, Nelson Hollings, Max Devlin, Julia Hollings, Maggie Davis, Parker Davis, J.P. Bass and Lila Bass.
Of all of his accomplishments, Bill's greatest achievements have been in the lives of his family and many friends. He had a unique gift to recognize and appreciate others and to make them feel a part of the family. Bill's kind heart and contagious smile drew people to him, and he truly never met a stranger. His generous nature filled his home with love, fun, family and friends, with his attitude that there was always room for one more. He leaves all who knew him with the knowledge that each day is to be lived to the fullest. He will be sorely missed, but his positive impact will be felt for years to come. Bill was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce, Arkansas at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Stacy Reed officiating.

Published August 15, 2014

Benton Funeral Home Inc.
501 West 4th Street, Fordyce, AR
Phone: 870-352-3131