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Billy Davis

February 26, 1932 — August 17, 2023

Billy Davis

Billy Joe Davis was born in Johnson County, Arkansas on February 26, 1932 and went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2023. He was a salesman for Southwest Paper Company and  Color Central in Wichita for many years, then finished his career at True Color of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bill was also a professional photographer. 
He was preceded in death by Eula Yates Davis, his wife of nearly fifty years, and is survived by long time friend and companion Carey Witham, brother Bob (Argie) Davis, daughters Teresa (Mike) Gleason of Duluth, GA, and Kathryn (Glenn) Young of Panama City, FL. Grandchildren include Ashley Castleberry, Ian (Kimberly) Gleason, Evan Gleason, Adam (Emily) Gleason, Addie (Kevin) Rodriguez, Jared (Jessica) Young, and thirteen great grandchildren. He leaves a legacy of generosity and kindness to friends and strangers alike. Most of all, his impact on us has been and will continue to be carried on to his grandchildren and their children, who are lucky to have known him. We love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!
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Dedicated to our Grandpa, from his Grandkids:

Billy Joe Davis went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at the ripe age of 91. A long-time Wichita resident, Bill was a beloved member of his neighborhood and a friend to all. We simply knew him as Grandpa.
Grandpa, or as he liked to call himself "SOB - Sweet Old Bill", was a heck of a good time. As kids, every visit with Grandpa and Grandma was like hitting the jackpot. Not just because he slipped us $5 bills or fed us ice cream for breakfast, but because he took genuine interest in each and every one of us. Grandpa was fun and lively and up for adventure. Some of us still have the moose teeth to prove it. As adults, the visits were just as golden.
He leaves a legacy of generosity and kindness shown to friends and strangers alike, memorable one-liners, a love of fishing, $2 bills, crass humor, 800 Arkansas hats, a very specific opinion on bottled vs. canned PBR, the painful lessons of feeding the crow and milking the mouse, and nicknames that some of us still can't shake. Most of all, his impact on us will be carried on to our own children, all of whom are lucky to have known and loved him.
Billy Joe is survived by his daughters Teresa Gleason and Kathryn Young; brother, Bob Davis; a slew of grandchildren, Jared Young, Ashley Castleberry, Ian Gleason, Evan Gleason, Adam "Chief Wet Bottom" Gleason, and Addie Rodriguez; and even more great-grandchildren to boot.
We love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, Grandpa!


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:
Midian Shrine Mercy Plane
130 South Topeka Street
Wichita, KS 67202
316-265-9676
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