William Henry "Sonny" Davis

January 20, 2021


William H. Davis, affectionately known as “Sonny” was born on May 30, 1932, in Hampton County, South Carolina to the late Ace and Floria Davis. On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:15 p.m., Sonny took his eternal flight home to glory at NHC Health Care, Bluffton, South Carolina.Early in life, he became a member of St. John Baptist Church. Sonny was employed as a General Motors Engine Technician, at the former, Hampton Motor Sales for over 40 years until his retirement. He took great pride in his work.He was married to the late Christine Buckner Davis, and to this union four children were born. One loving child, preceded him in death, along with a sister and four brothers.

Sonny leaves to cherish fond memories: two sons, Willie Davis of Passaic, New Jersey and Larry (Alberta) Davis of Varnville, SC; one daughter, Chrisher A. Davis of Varnville, SC; five grand- children, Kasie Davis of Charlotte, NC, Romaine Dupree of Pittsburgh, PA, La’Keiba Davis of Aiken, SC, Christine Davis of Greensboro, NC and Nicole Davis of Newark, New Jersey; nine great-grandchildren, Chantz Johnson of Charlotte, NC, Marquise, Jaslynn, Jabari, Amir and Zyaire Manns, all of Greensboro, NC; three god-children, Jarvis (Sonya) Carr of Columbia, SC, Isaiah Joyner of New Jersey and Taniaya Murray of Varnville, SC; one brother-in-law, Deacon Joe (Senie Mae) Buckner of Hampton, SC; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Joyner of Paterson, New Jersey; two bonus grandchildren, Tiffany Jakes and Melvin Dunbar; and five bonus great-grandchildren. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

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January 25, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Riley's Funeral Home- Hampton Chapel Inc.
126 Pepper Street
Hampton, SC 29924

Graveside Service
January 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Frampton Cemetery
Old Salkehatchie Road
Varnville, SC 29944

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