All Wars Memorial Building New York and Adriatic Avenues, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, 12 pm - 1:00 pm
All Wars Memorial Building New York and Adriatic Avenues, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, 1:00 pm
Obituary of Arnold W. Davis
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On Sunday, October 24, 2010, Arnold "Billy" Davis died suddenly. He was the son of the late James Davis and Barbara Ringgold and the stepson of the late Raymond Ringgold. He was educated in the Atlantic City Public Schools. Upon graduating from Atlantic City High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he honorably serviced for three years. An ambitious young man, he settled for a time in Washington, DC where he learned the trade of sheet metal working. Although he worked on many buildings in Washington, he was most proud of working on the US Department of Treasury and Archives Buildings. When he returned to Atlantic City, he was employed by the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 27 for twenty-two years. Unfortunately, his employment was cut short by an untimely accident on the job and he was forced into early retirement. As a youth and as a young man, Billy attended Asbury United Methodist Church with his brothers and sisters and oftentimes participated in worship, always leaving a generous gift. He was faithful to Asbury sharing special days with old friends. He never forgot his roots and the spirituality learned as a young man. Definitely a family man, Billy had many great loves: Michele, his children, grandchildren, great-grandson, brothers, sisters; and a host of other family members and always "looking good." Whether he was in leisure wear or dress clothes, he was always color coordinated, looking like he was going to step out on to the runway. He was an outgoing fellow interested in what was happening in his community of Atlantic City and Pleasantville. He always had an opinion and if you had an hour or two, ho would share it with you. He loved the area and wanted it to be better and valued our right to voice our opinions. When his boys were young, he coached the Pleasantville Jokers' Junior Football team and led them to a championship victory. A friend to many, he was an avid fisherman and golfer who also loved to sing and play his many musical instruments. Our community has lost a loyal friend who has helped many. He is survived by: