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William Harris Davis, 80
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William Harris Davis, 80, of McMinnville died Sunday, July 3, at River Park Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in McMinnville on Jan. 27, 1931, the son of the late Oliver H. and Edna M. (Christian) Davis. He was a 20-year member of Westwood Church of Christ and worked as a construction worker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years Barbara L. (Bishop) Davis of McMinnville; daughter, Deborah L. Dennis of Joelton; two sons David L. Dennis of Benton, AR., Bradley E. Davis of McMinnville; two sisters, Margurite Young of McMinnville, Barbara and husband Doyle Pryor of McMinnville; two brothers, Morris Davis of McMinnville, Michael Davis of San Antonio, Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Barbara Bishop of Plumerville, AR. Several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins also survive. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Amanda L. Dennis of South Carolina, Daniel L. Dennis of Georgia, and Christopher, Kyle and Kevin Davis of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be held at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. today with Coy Hathcock officiating. Family will receive friends today from 8 a.m. to time of the service at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. To sign the online guest book and leave a message, visit
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 6, 2011