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William "Bill" Davis

March 25, 2017

Funeral Service

March 31, 2017
- 1:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

First Assembly of God


Boulger Funeral Home

William "Bill" Davis

March 25, 2017


William “Bill” D. Davis, 65, of Fargo, ND, passed away Saturday, March 25th, 2017 in his sleep surrounded by family in his home.

William David Davis was born November 2nd, 1951 in Golden Valley, MN to William Lewis Davis and Clarice Ellen Davis. He graduated Moorhead Senior High School in 1971, and later graduated Moorhead State University Moorhead in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Business Administration.

After completion of his degree, Bill was employed with Radio Shack and performed managerial operations for various stores in Fargo, ND and Minneapolis, MN until 1981. After five years of moving with the company, Bill decided to come back to the Fargo-Moorhead area and settle down. He was later employed by FM Vending and Sam’s Club in Fargo, ND until his retirement. On October 21st 1989, Bill married Marie Nelson. Loving the community of Fargo, they continued to live in Fargo, ND and planned to raise a family. In 1992, the couple welcomed their first child, Brian William Davis, into the world, and a year later would have their second son, Brandon Lee Davis, in 1993.

Bill was a regular attendant of First Assembly of God church in Fargo, ND and rarely ever missed a Sunday service. Earlier in his life, Bill was taught how to fly airplanes by his father who was an avid flyer. At the young age of 16 years old, he made the decision to take the exam to get his pilot’s license. Of course, he passed with flying colors and became one of the youngest pilots registered in the state of North Dakota in 1967. The story was later published in the Fargo Forum. Regarding his passions, they were far from few. Everyone that knew him was probably familiar with his love of collecting anything Pac-Man or Coca-Cola. In his twenties, Bill got his joy from playing one of the many vintage cocktail arcade games in his basement. Later, when his two sons became old enough, camping was a common family event in the summer time and enjoyed spending quality time with his family, while also getting away from the stresses of work.

Those closest to Bill best describe him as being a true family man. Following his retirement, he was able to devote even more time to watching his children grow and develop into young adults. As a father, he couldn’t have been more proud of them and continued to remind them whenever the opportunity presented itself. He will be dearly missed by those who survived him, his loving wife, Marie; sons Brian and Brandon of Fargo, ND; brother Ken (Linda) of Alexandria, MN; sister Chris (Nate) of Redwood Falls, MN; niece Amy (Jon) of Lakeville, MN; nephews Jeff (Oliva) and Kyle of Minneapolis, MN along with Cory (Alicia) of Rochester, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 at First Assembly of God Church, Fargo with Pastor Bob Ona officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo, ND.




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24 responses to “William Davis”

  1. Gayle vick says:

    So sorry bill was a good man god bless you and the boys Gayle vick

  2. Jean Schroeder says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all. God bless. Jean Schroeder

  3. Allan & Mary Broberg says:

    Marie, Brian & Brandon,
    We are so sorry for your loss! Know that we are lifting you all up in prayer as you grieve for your husband and dad. May God’s peace and love surround you at this time and always, You are very special to Him and us. Al & Mary

  4. Donna Paulson says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  5. Rick & Debbie Olson says:

    Marie, Brandon and Brian:

    We were saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. We rejoice with you in knowing that he has gone home to be with Jesus in Heaven. We are in our thoughts and prayers as you walk through this very difficult time.

  6. Richard Rauenhorst says:

    I met Bill in college in a speech class in 1973 and came to work with him at Radio Shack in 1977. Over the years we have helped each other many times. Bill was my best friend and I will miss him.

  7. James Meline says:

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s sudden passing. He was great to work and visit with at Sam’s Club. He spoke often of boys and how very proud he was of them. May you feel God’s presence during this trying time. Blessings

  8. Karissa Andersen says:

    Sending all my positive thoughts to the Davis family. I have known Brandon for a very long time & I wish nothing but the best for him & his loved ones during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Jackie Lynn says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss! Sending ❤ to your family.

  10. Danielle (Martin) Renfrew says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Bill at Sam’s Club for 8 years. I can honestly say he was one of the genuinely nicest men I’ve ever met. He always lit up when talking about his wife and kids. I won’t be able to attend the service but I am praying for his loved ones as they lay him to rest.

  11. Bruce and Marsha Larson says:

    So very sorry for your loss! We are praying for all of you.

  12. Rick & Debbie Olson says:


    Marie, Brandon and Brian:

    We were saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. We rejoice with you in knowing that he has gone home to be with Jesus in Heaven. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you walk through this very difficult time.

  13. Alice Benson says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family. He was a very kind man.

  14. Doris Mattson-Franks says:

    Lifting the family up in prayer. I remember him always being frugal and always promoting Sam’s Club!
    His greatest love was his family…Marie and his boys. God Bless his memory.

  15. Jeff and Olivia davis says:

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Jeff and I are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Amber T says:

    So sorry to hear about Bill. He was a very kind man. To Bill’s family I’m sorry for your lost.

  17. Johnna Ramirez says:

    I can not put it in words as to ow I feel.RIP Bill you will be missed.Thinking of his family sending lots of prayers and love.
    Johnna Ramirez

  18. Sharon&Charlie Bacon says:

    Remembering Bill and extending Sincere Sympathy

  19. Alicia uys says:

    To the family, I am greatly sorry for the loss of your husband and dad!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness, but as time will heal your wounds I hope you will carry on doing what bill wanted and that is travel to all the wonderful places that he wanted to go to when he decided to retire!!! Take care and God bless to all of you!!!

  20. Roger and Myrna Eilers says:

    Sending condolences and sympathy to the family. May God’s grace be supplied in great measure as you walk through this time, and may the Holy Spirit bring comfort in every step.

  21. Nancy Peterson says:

    Davis Family,
    I was Bill’s neighbor growing up on 17th Street in Moorhead. I remember his love of flying and his smile. My sympathy and prayers to all as we lost a good man too soon. Chris, I am so sorry for your loss.

  22. Mark Samuels sammy's custom cabinets says:

    so very sorry to hear about Bill my deepest condolences to your family

  23. Tom Erickson says:

    Marie, I am so sorry for the passing of Bill :(. I just found out and had just talked to him about 4 weeks ago. My heart is heavy for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

  24. Jason Lelm says:

    I just learned of Williams passing. I am so saddened by the loss. He was a remarkable man. I worked with him at Sams for about 13 months before I moved to Albuquerque, NM. We always talked about him coming down to see the balloon fiesta. Now he can enjoy it from above. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. Although I only new him for a short time, it feels like a lifetime I enjoyed his company.

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