Billy Wayne Davis was born January 20, 1940 in Athens, Arkansas the son of Jewell and Hester (Tollette) Davis. He passed from this life on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Tulsa at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 27 days.
Billy moved to Tulsa from Cove, Arkansas 60 years ago. He was a retired truck driver who enjoyed playing his guitar, carpentry, working on old cars, planting in his garden and spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Christian faith.
Billy married Darlene Wainwright in Tulsa on May 10, 1963. She preceded him in death on August 23, 2000 after 37 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by both parents and brothers, Glenn, Perry and Gene Davis.
His survivors include his sons, Gregory Davis and wife, Michelle of Tulsa and Jeff Davis and wife, Diane of Mounds; daughter, Jill Mefford and husband, Chris of Sand Springs; brother, Larry Davis and wife, Darla of Cove, AR; grandchildren, Amber, Sydney, Michael, Cortney, Morgan, Corbin, Callie and Mitchell; and 11 great grandchildren.
Viewing for Billy will be 8am-8pm on Friday, May 18th and 9am-noon on Saturday, May 19th.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Carbondale Assembly of God Church. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in a private burial in Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home.
I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of my childhood friend and relative, Billy. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Glen PateMena, AR
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to the family. Our love and prayers are with you in the days and weeks ahead. Take comfort in your memories of Bill.
Karen BurgessTulsa, OK
my prayers are with each and everyone
lonetta davisoden ark, AR
I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Billy. Some of my earliest were of him stopping by in the Otasco truck to see us at times. One time he brought me your old bike, Jill. I remember him telling me (and all of us girls really) How beautiful we were. And he had a way of saying it that made you believe it. I will miss him dearly and our birthday conversations. I am praying for you all that God will send that “peace that passes all understanding “. There is nothing like it. Love you all. Jan
Janice StoutFort Smith, AR
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.SENDING PRAYERS FOR COMFORT AND STRENGH.IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH MUCH LOVE TO YOUR FAMILIES.
Lana MullinaxMena,Ar., OK
Gregg and Jeff sorry for your lose but heaven just gained a great man and awesome musician. God bless you both and Jill
Harvey DennyBixby, OK
I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. May God comfort your families as you spend time together to remember him.
Rachel MatheneyKiefer, OK