, Salem, MA

September 30, 2013

William F. Davis, 84

South Hamilton — William F. Davis, 84, beloved husband of Priscilla M. (McGee) Davis, died on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late William F. Sr. and Helen M. (Payne) Davis. He graduated from Beverly High School, Class of 1946, and continued his education at Salem State College and Boston University.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Davis had been employed for many years as a school teacher and principal for the Beverly School System, until his retirement in 1989.

He was an avid golfer, having coached the Beverly High School Golf Team for over 20 years.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage, he is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Hoffmann and her husband, Mark, of Trumbull, Conn.; two sons, Michael Davis of Hamilton, and James Davis of Reading; and four grandchildren, Nicole and Stephen Davis, and Spencer and Cassidy Whiteway.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Danvers YMCA youth programs, or the charity of one’s choice. For information, or to offer condolences, please visit