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William “Gil” Davis, OD

A native of Louisville, Mississippi, Dr. Gil Davis is a 1986 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Optometry. He began his profession in Thomaston, GA before returning to Mississippi to purchase the Newton Eye Clinic from Dr. Horace May in 1989.

After 10 years of private practice Dr. Davis partnered with Dr. Kent Stribling and purchased Louisville Eye Care. That partnership has since grown to 8 locations and 11 optometrists in East Central MS.

Dr. Davis is active in professional service to optometry. He served the Mississippi Optometric Association as legislative chairman and moved through the executive committee chairs to President of MOA. Following MOA service Dr. Davis was appointed to MS State Board of Optometry by Governor Hailey Barbour and served 3 terms. Currently Dr. Davis serves on Board of Trustees for Southeastern Congress of Optometry.

One of the things Dr. Davis enjoys most about optometry is the close personal connection to patients and community. Therefore, he has served the community as President of Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club where he is a Paul Harris Fellow. Dr. Davis also served 15 years on Newton Reginal Hospital Board as Trustee and President.

Dr. Davis and his wife Jerri Anne split their home time between Newton and her home town of Water Valley, MS. They enjoy restoration of older homes there where they have a B&B and event venue in an 1870 Greek Revival Home. They also enjoy time with their 3 daughters, 2 grandsons and, 1 son Dr. Justin Zampella who practices optometry in Bruce and Grenada.