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Billy John Davis

Billy John Davis went to his heavenly home on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Fort Smith, AR. He was born on May 1, 1928 to Harvey Hemp Davis and Tiney Pear Pannell Davis. He attended Cove First Baptist Church. In his younger years, he worked on the pipeline. When returning to Cove, he was employed by Polk County on the road crew. After retirement, he kept the parking lot swept at Scotty’s Convenience Store where he will be greatly missed there by his friends and coffee drinkers.

Our town looked forward to gardening season, for B.J. was notorious for his “home grown tomatoes” which he generously shared with the community. He willingly gave nicknames to most of his friends and acquaintances, some not so flattering, but given fondly. Being an alumni of Van-Cove High, he was an avid Van-Cove Hornet fan. He supported the teams with monetary gifts and his faithful attendance to their games and graduations. Truly a genuine friend to the young and old.

He is survived by his nephew, Percy and wife Pom Cartwright, a niece Joeann Walker and husband Dale and cousin, Terry and wife Joan Scott.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Charles Henry Davis, Carrie Leona Davis, Pleas Nat Davis, James Carroll Davis, Pearl Davis, Emma Ethel Davis, Clarence Odell Davis, Harvey Junior Davis and an infant brother.

Funeral services will he held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cove First Baptist Church, with Brother Ron Ladd officiating. Interment follows in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers include Tim Scott, Leon Gibbons, Brian James, Jimmy Watkins, Charles Baker, Ken Jacob, Kelly Larson, David Tipton and Brad Roberts.

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