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Davis, William A.

William Arthur “Billy” Davis died Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. He was 64. Billy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of the late Robert S. and Marie E. (DeCoste) Davis. He grew up in East Dedham and was in the last graduating class of St. Mary’s School in Dedham. Billy graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1975 and went on to study at Northeastern University for Xray Technology. Many will remember him as the Football Trainer at Dedham High School as well as for Dedham Pop Warner. Billy was the founder and Medical Director of the First-Aid and Rescue Post #528 of the Explorers in Dedham. (Exploring is the co-ed division of the Boy Scouts.) He enjoyed setting up Mass Casualty training incidents for the fire and police departments using the Explorers as victims, and training first responders how to rappel out of buildings with their victims. He also organized other types of rescue and medical classes, taught CPR classes at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston, and taught refresher courses for emergency personal throughout the metropolitan area. Bill worked at Brewster Ambulance for 2 years and Norfolk Bristol Ambulance for 8 years stationed with both companies in Dedham. Bill and his family moved to Georgia where he began working for CWA Systems and Solutions in Cumming, Georgia. He was with them for 10 years until he started his own business, Phones Plus Atlanta. Bill loved to fishing, cooking, shooting at the range, and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years Edith A. (Kovacs) Davis; his children William A. Davis Jr. of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Shelby M Davis, and Alexis
E. Frazeur, and her fiancé Ryan Dennison, all of Cumming, Georgia, and his grandson, Blake Davis. Billy is also survived by his brother Robert S. Davis, and his wife Gina, of Guilford, Vermont; his sisters Mary A. Amaral, and her husband Joe, of Stoughton, and Lauralee Davis of Stoughton, his brother-in-law Andrew Kovacs of Bridgewater, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 21, at 6 pm, at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St. Dedham with visitation with his family from 5-6 pm. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to NGMC Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite #222, Gainesville, Georgia, 30501

Guestbook Entries

  1. April 15th, 2022 | 8:31 pm

    Mary, Lauralee and Family
    I am so very sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with all of you

  2. April 16th, 2022 | 8:08 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Billy was a great guy

  3. Brignola Family
    April 18th, 2022 | 8:28 pm

    Edie, Shelby and Lexi
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    We certainly enjoyed the short time that we were neighbors and happily benefitted from Bill’s great cooking. He was very generous in sharing his favorites (in particular we remember the baked potato dish that was smothered in a seafood sauce!)
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Perry, Lisa, Matt and Leanna

  4. Nancy Capone
    April 21st, 2022 | 5:59 pm

    To the family, I am so sorry for your loss,

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