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Bill W. Davis Bill W.Davis Bill W. Davis, 70, of Clovis, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, after battling cancer with his cus-t o m a r y courage and sense of humor. Loving husband, caring father and grandfather, and loyal friend, Bill was born in Graham, Texas, on March 30, 1937, to Keen and Ethel Davis. Bill moved with his family to California in 1949, settling in Long Beach, where he enjoyed spending time on the Southern California beaches. In 1955, he left high school to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force. After his honorable discharge from the service in 1958, Bill joined the Monterey County Sheriffs Department. His hard work and talent for law enforcement helped him rise through the ranks from deputy sheriff to sergeant to lieutenant. In 1990, he retired as captain of detectives. In 1992, he returned to the MCSD to serve as a background investigatorrecruiter until 2005, when he was honored by his peers for his 45 years of exemplary duty in law enforcement. Bill's dedication to youth led him to serve as scoutmaster of Troop 62 of the Boy Scouts of America. As a scoutmaster, Bill often encouraged his scouts to leave a place better than you found it, and that was the way he lived his life. In addition to working with young people, he loved to read and thought there were few places on earth more pleasant than a golf course. One of those better places was his home, where he enjoyed puttering around the house and garden. Military service: He served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors: Wife, Linda Davis of Clovis; son, Mark Davis of Long Beach; daughter, Trish Fuller of Modesto; stepson, Arthur (Nanelle) Davis of Madera; stepdaughter, Jerri (Mike) Brown of Chico; stepson, Steve Davis of Hawaii; stepdaughter, Janice (Matthew) Lewis of Clovis; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Boice Funeral Home, 308 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis. Memorials In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Central California SPCA, 103 S. Hughes, Fresno, CA. 93706; or Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. CL Fresno, CA. 9371L

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  1. The Californian,
  2. 24 Apr 2007, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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