William C. Davies, KJ5CS SK September 8, 2017 Age 101

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    William C. Davies, KJ5CS SK


    SK September 8, 2017 Age 101
    Birth Date: Jul 15 1916
    10-10 Number: 45659

    William Crouch Davies of Lubbock, TX passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the age of 101.

    He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 15, 1916 to Edward and Blanche Davies.
    Upon completion of high school, he graduated from the Finley College of Engineering with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
    Employed by IBM, he was drafted into the military service with the Signal Corps. He was then assigned to a small group of engineers known as "The Rare Birds", who developed the application of radar for the military forces in WWII. He was stationed on a small island in the Pacific Ocean to use the new technology in support of naval movements.
    Honorably discharged on April 1, 1953, he returned to IBM as a technical advisor to banks and corporations. After several years, he resigned and created his own company in Houston, where he manufactured specially designed communication equipment.
    A large corporation bought his company and he retired.

    During his later years, he was a stamp collector and ham radio operator.

    With his wife, Evelyn, he was a world traveler.
    He was a member of the South Plains Lion Club of Lubbock and co-founded the William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
    He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Evelyn McLaughlin Davies; step-son, Phillip M. Knox of Houston; step-daughter, Nancy C. Knox of Seattle; and step-grandchildren, Kathryn Milyard, Richard G. Knox and Robert C. Knox.
    William was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Farley Davies, and son, John Edward Davies.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Texas Tech Foundation, Inc. for the William C. Davies Scholarship/Fellowship Endowment in Mechanical Engineering and mailed to Texas Tech University, Box 45025, Lubbock, TX 79409.


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