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Billie R. Davis

Jan 20, 2017

Billie R. Davis, 53, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his home.

Visitation will begin after noon on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., that evening. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Jeff McPheron officiating. Following the service, cremation will be accorded.

Memorials may be given to Henry County Honor Guard for the purchase of uniforms and equipment. Online condolences may be directed to

Davis was born on May 28, 1963, in Jonestown, Miss., the son of McKinley and Ruby Lee Davis. He attended Waterloo High School, leaving high school, and completing his GED prior to his graduating class. He eventually attended Southeastern Community College and graduated with a degree in electronics and a second degree in electro-mechanical specialization. He enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in multiple locations around the world. On July 29, 1999, he married Phyllis Virginia Newman, in Waterloo.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked for a variety of businesses including Whirlpool, in Amana, ACCIONA, in West Branch, and Motorola, in Mt. Pleasant.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching movies, traveling, RV camping, cooking, and barbecuing.

Davis is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Mt. Pleasant; two children, Cameron Davis and Olivia Davis, both of Mt. Pleasant; four step-children, Amber (Joe) Keagle, of Mt. Pleasant; Amy Hill, of Mt. Pleasant; Jason Hill, of Kansas City, Kan.; and Jared Hill, of Mt. Pleasant; and four siblings, McKinley Davis, Jerry Davis, Mary Ann Davis and Tammy Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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