William Parker Davis, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Parker Davis, Sr.

April 14, 1938 - December 29, 2023

William Parker Davis Sr., a devoted family man, beloved husband, and cherished father, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the age of 85.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 14, 1938, he was a son of the late Charles Henry Davis and Josephine Mae Taylor. William, or Bill as he was fondly known, dedicated 40 years of his life to Sears, where he served as an enthusiastic and successful salesman. In addition to his commitment to his professional life, he also proudly served in the National Guard for seven years.

Bill had a passion for the outdoors and cherished moments spent hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and feeding the squirrels that frequented in his backyard. A true sports enthusiast, he enjoyed watching games, particularly those of the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers.

Married for a remarkable 60 years to the love of his life, Barbara Davis, Bill was the anchor of a family that meant the world to him. He was a supportive brother to Frances, Bette, Erma, and Charles, and is survived by his brother Ed Davis (Dodie) and sister Shirely Davis.

Bill leaves behind a legacy of love and commitment to family. He is survived by his sons, Billy and Bob (Connie), and will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Bobby (Jessica), Chance, Alyssa, Elena, Cierra, and Kayla. His great-grandchildren, Bailey, Cooper, Carter, Miyana, and Tru, who will continue to feel his love and warmth in their hearts.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 2 pm. Let us gather to remember the incredible life of a man who touched the hearts of many.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Goodwill Fire House, 401 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720, Attn: Susan Moore.

May he rest in peace, and may his memory live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.


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4 Condolences for William Parker Davis, Sr.

  • Bill was an incredible, loving and caring man. I will miss seeing him sitting out front enjoying a spring or summer day. A truly good man. Sissy, Bill, Bobby & family – I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Our hearts are broken and we’re going to miss Uncle Bill so much. We loved seeing pictures from when he was younger. The video represented him so well.

  • May God bless our friend Bill and the Davis family during this fragile time. May God wrap His Heavenly arms around Mr. Davis and provide needed strength to Bill and his family.

  • Dear Sissy and family, your husband, dad and pop pop was truly one in a million. So glad God placed him and Sis in our lives! What a blessing.
    “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, un-remembered acts of kindness and love.”
    -William Wordsworth