William "Bill" Thomas Davin Jr., 59, husband of 11 years to Lisa Davin, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at his residence in Sumter.
Bill was born on March 11, 1962, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a son of the late William and Helen Davin. From an early age, when he joined the New Jersey Army National Guard, Bill dedicated his life to serving others. During his time with the Army National Guard, he was awarded for his individual valor and heroism while he provided aid, support, rescued and treated soldiers of the 342D Forward Support Battalion at Fort Drum in New York on July 15, 1995. It was because of his actions and military service that he was presented with the prestigious Medal of Valor Award.
Following his years in the military, Bill, also known to many in Jersey as "Billy," worked at the Jersey City Medical Center EMS team. He then transitioned down south as he joined the Williamsburg Regional Hospital staff from 2000 to 2013. As a 2007 graduate from Horry Georgetown Technical College, Bill officially received his Registered Nursing Degree so he could continue to pursue treating and healing others. In 2013, Bill joined the Prisma Health Tuomey ER team where he not only gained a great friend group, but a family.
In his spare time, Bill enjoyed hunting, supporting his Dallas Cowboys and rooting on NASCAR's Jimmy Johnson. He was a loving father, friend and co-worker who would do anything for anyone.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Alexis Davin and Caitlyn Hayes (Zack); and two siblings.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Owens officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 604 Mathis St., Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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