William Earl Davis

November 13, 2021, 83, LaGrange –

William Earl Davis closed his eyes to this earthly life and awakened in eternity with his Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Although we fail to understand God’s timing or his plan, we recognize that His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. William Earl was born in Wayne County to the late Earl Davis and Sarah Emma Smith Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Flowers Davis; and brother, George Davis.

William Earl was known for his ability to repair virtually anything as he was an accomplished carpenter. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. William Earl attended United In Christ Church.

With a great sense of humor and a little bit of mischief, William Earl was in his element when he could tell a good joke or pull a prank on someone. He loved to get a laugh out of his family and friends.

The number one priority in William Earl’s life was the care and comfort of his wife of 60 years, whom he adored. After meeting for the first time, it didn’t take long for the two to hit it off. William Earl was in love from the very moment he laid eyes on Patty. He was so attentive to Patty. William Earl would move heaven and earth to ensure she got everything she needed and wanted, and nothing gave him more pleasure.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service celebrating William Earl’s life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. The family will gather on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. for a graveside service at the Luther Daniels Family Cemetery.

William Earl is survived by his children, William Coker Davis, Marsha Sewell and husband Johnny, and Danny Harold Davis and fiancée, Stella Smith; grandchildren, Tennille Walker and husband Steven, Tracy Holland and wife Christal, Ashlee Schallert and husband Chris, Stacy Sherman, Lisa Marie Hart and husband Justin, Dava Cruse, and Kristen Williams; and great-grandchildren, Braxton, Austin, Lilli, Ava, Justin, Peyton, Ethan, Dylan, Taylor, Tyler, Kayden, Kayleb, and Kai. He is also survived by his sisters, Audrey King and Jane Hooks; brother, Morris Ray Davis and wife Linda; special friend, Lola Yost; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.