Davies, William James

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William (Bill) James Davies, 83, of Longshop, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at Highland Ridge Rehab. He was born in Mineral Point, Wis. on September 26, 1932 and moved to Blacksburg, VA in 1950.

Bill retired from R.A.A.P. in 1992 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), McCoy, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Dorothy Davies, a brother, John Davies and sisters, Marion Brady, Barbara Pescheck, and Margaret Blackman.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Smith Davies; son, J. Wayne Davies, Lake Wylie, S.C.; granddaughters, Jessica Davies and Lindsay Davies, both of Lake Wylie, S.C.; his twin brother, Robert (Bob) Davies, of Madison, Wis.; sister-in-law, Lorraine Davies, of Peoria, Ariz.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stanley Smith, McCoy, VA, James and Nancy H. Smith, Radford, VA, Emma S. Long, Salem, and Nancy V. Smith, Christiansburg; numerous nieces; and nephews.

The family would like to thank Highland Ridge Rehab for the care they gave Bill, especially Patricia and Donna. As well as a special thank you to Sidney and Lisa Smith, Gail Williams, Cinda McCoy for their help during Bill’s illness, Longshop/McCoy First Aid and Dr. Lucian Robinson and nurse, Sharon Cox for their care through the years.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Centennial Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) with, the Rev. Gary McCoy, the Rev. Shake Smith, and the Rev. Steve Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Centennial Christian Church Cemetery, McCoy, Va.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), P.O. Box 427, McCoy, Va 24111 or to the Longshop/McCoy First Aid, P.O. Box 389, McCoy, VA 24111. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.