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William G. Davis Jr.

August 30, 2019 at 4:00 a.m.

FORREST CITY -- William Guy "Bud" Davis Jr., age 84, of Forrest City, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. He had been in poor health for the past several years.

Mr. Davis was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Widener, and was the son of William Guy Davis Sr. and Delia Hamilton Davis. He was retired from Yale Hoist after 44 years and was a minister for 31 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a Baptist.

Mr. Davis married Norma Jean Presley in 1953, and she preceded him in death in 2003.

He is survived by two sons: William Guy Davis III, and wife, Laurel, of Forrest City, and Randall Curtis Davis, and wife, Sonya, of Colt; two daughters: Diane Neisler, and husband, Rickey, of Forrest City, and Beverly Jean Buckingham, and husband, Steven, of Hot Springs; two sisters: Jenette Crowe, of California, and Barbara Bridges, of Bald Knob; eight grandchildren: Dillon, Sarah, Brooke, Heath, Seth, Mark, Aaron and Madelyn; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Marion Fry, Geneva Gann and Florence Christ; and three brothers: Jimmy Davis, Lanny Davis and Billy C. "Shug" Davis.

Services for Mr. Davis will be held at Stevens Funeral Home chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial in Forrest Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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