William A. Davis

Published 11:49 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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MURFREESBORO – Mr. William Ashley “Bo” Davis, age 58, of Woodrow School Road, passed away on October 9, 2023, in a tragic automobile accident in Gates County, North Carolina. He was born on April 29, 1965, in Ahoskie, North Carolina, to Joseph William Davis and the late Patricia Tyler Davis.

Ashley had a diverse work history, starting in maintenance at GEO Prison and later working as a truck driver for Jernigan Oil and CRMP. He found joy in his profession, using his skills to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. Outside of work, Ashley had a deep love for nature and the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, walking through the woods, and being on the land. Whether it was observing wildlife from tree stands or simply mowing the grass, he found solace and tranquility in the beauty of nature. His children held a special place in his heart, and spending quality time with them brought him great happiness with some of his happiest were watching Drew play sports and cheering in the stands with Steven. Ashley will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

William is survived by his beloved wife, Valerie; and their two sons, Steven Davis (Catherine Parker) and Drew Davis (Fiancé Anna Neil). He is also survived by his father, Joseph Davis; sister, Melanie Davis (Stuart); brother, Michael Davis (Sandy) all of Murfreesboro; brother-in-law, Alan Evans (Stephanie) of Greensboro, NC; in-laws, Clinton & Marie Evans of Murfreesboro; uncles, Peter (Ortrude), Butch (Teresa), Michael (Joyce), and Joey Tyler; aunt, Beverly Davis; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members. He also leaves behind many dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during visitation hours on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, NC. The family will also receive guests at their home during other times.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Meherrin Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. John Porter officiating. Following the service, Ashley will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is entrusted with handling the funeral arrangements for the Davis family. Those who wish to share condolences and memories with the family may do so by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.