The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)
September 15, 2021
Will Davis, age 29, died on Monday, September 13, 2021, as a result of a pedestrian/motorcycle accident in his hometown of Charlottesville. He leaves behind his mother, Sarah Peaslee of Charlottesville; his father, Bill Davis and his partner, Millie Fife, of Fluvanna County; his brother, Alex Davis and his partner, Augie Fairchild, also of Charlottesville; and sister, Emily Davis and her partner, Scott Ethier of New York City; as well as numerous friends and loved ones all across the country.
An adventurous spirit from an early age, Will crossed the United States many times visiting friends and other free spirits. He worked and lived at intentional communities in Missouri and California, fell in love and lived in Berlin, camped in forests and other natural areas, steeped himself in the study of mushrooms and regenerative agriculture, and most recently was developing plans for combining mushrooms and acorns into nutritious food bars.
Educated at home, Will appeared in several local theatrical productions as a child. Artistic and musical, he penned several zines and taught himself guitar, piano, ukelele, and most notably used a bow to play a handsaw.
Delightful, vivacious, and funny, Will had a curious and thoughtful nature. A spiritual seeker, he strived to act with integrity and thought deeply about his choices and relationships.
A passionate lover of mother earth, he will be laid to rest in a forest.
A note from a friend:
Will and I met briefly in 2013 on my first short visit to BBR commune in Northern California. He was a memorable character; friendly, welcoming and dedicated to the anarchist ideal. It’s so sad that the world is without him now as he was one with a deep drive to make the world a better place. Wish I could have got to know him more, but I am happy to have had the privilege to meet him even just once. He made a mark on everyone he came across. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and everyone in the world he impacted through his kind heart, love of nature, and free spirit. <3