In Memory Of

Davis, William Michael "Mike" who passed away on 8/17/2011 at the age of 66

Mr. William Michael "Mike" Davis, 66, died Wednesday (August 17, 2011) at his residence following an extended illness.

He was a native of Augusta, GA but had resided most of his life in Waycross and North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Floyd Davis and Florence Evelyn Short Davis.

He was retired from the United States Navy Nurse Corps as Lieutenant Commander. From 1966 to 1988, he served at the Recruit Training Center in San Diego, CA, Hospital Corps School in San Diego, CA, USS Repose (AH-16), NAMI in Pensacola, FL, Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, NJ, Duins-Brunswick Jr. College, Medical College of Georgia, O.I.S. in Newport, RI, Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC, Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, NC, Naval Hospital in Okinawa, and the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. As a member of Central Baptist Church, he attended the Co-Ed III Sunday School Class and served on the Television Ministry Team.

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Ricketson Davis of Waycross; three sons, Christopher Michael Davis (wife Pamela) of Tarboro, NC, Patrick William Davis (wife Anastasia) of Athens, GA and Guana Cay Bahamas and Jonathan Garner Davis of Newbern, NC; one grandson, Michael Davis; two step grandchildren, Heather Leigh Clark and Jacob Aaron Clark; a sister, Lynn Davis Waits of Blairsville; three "fur-children", Gretchen, George and Fortner; and other extended family.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday (August 20, 2011) at Central Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Music Funeral Home Friday night from 6 until 8. The Co-ed III Sunday School Class and Television Ministry are requested to meet at the church at 10:40 a.m. Saturday to serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family request memorials to be sent to the Television Ministry or Operation Christmas Child, Central Baptist Church 201 Ava St. Waycross, GA 31501. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at