Betty Jo Davis

Betty Jo Davis

July 11, 1929 - December 25, 2015

Betty Jo Davis

July 11, 1929 - December 25, 2015


Betty Jo Wimberly Davis passed away December 25th at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin Tennessee. She was born July 11th, 1929 in Decatur Alabama. At an early age, the family relocated to Corinth Mississippi where she graduated from Corinth High School in 1947.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carol Starnes Wimberly and Lafayette Ethbert Wimberly. Sister Sue Wimberly Davis (George) and her husband of 50 years, Frank R. Davis Sr.
She is survived by the second love of her life, Alvin Jackson of Killen, brother, Michael Randolph Wimberly of McComb MS. Daughter, Cynthia Jo Davis O’Reilly (Tom) of Columbia TN. Sons, Frank (Richie) Davis of Sikeston MO, and Martin Wimberly Davis of Ringgold, GA. Grandsons, Patrick O’Reilly, Thomas O’Reilly, Michael Davis. Granddaughters Brandee Davis Williams and Nikki Davis. Great granddaughters Brynlee Williams and Charlee Williams. And numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
In the late 60’s, Betty returned to school to pursue her passion in nursing. Upon receiving her LPN certificate, she worked at ECM on 2nd Central until the family moved to Hamburg Germany. She loved Hamburg and the family spent 4 years there before moving to Puerto Ordaz Venezuela. After spending 7 years in Venezuela, they relocated to Baie Comeau Quebec Canada before being transferred back to Florence in the late 1980’s. Upon return to Florence, they relocated to Killen on Wilson Lake. Betty loved traveling, flowers, nursing, her Scotty dogs and collecting antiques. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Killen Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Killen or St. Jude Hospital of Memphis TN.
Visitation will be from 11 am till 1 pm Tuesday December 29th at the First United Methodist Church of Killen with a Memorial Service following at 1 pm.
Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be made at


  • Date & Time: December 29, 2015 (11:00 am)
  • Venue: White House First United Methodist Church
  • Location: 3403 Hwy. 31W White House, TN 37811

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 29, 2015 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: White House First United Methodist Church
  • Location: 3403 Hwy. 31W White House, TN 37811

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  2. So sorry to hear this news… Whenever I think of Betty, her sense of humor comes to mind right away. She was full of fun and adventure. I was privileged to get to spend a little time with her in Africa and we stayed in touch over the years via email. We traded jokes and stories… She loved a good laugh and her pride and joy were her children. She was a special lady and I know she is rejoicing with the Lord now free from any pain or sorrow. I pray her family will feel God’s comfort and grace as they mourn for their sweet mom. Love and hugs to you all.

  3. Dear Cynthia, Ritchie and Martin: We end you our empathy upon the passing of Betty. We had many memorable meetings with Betty (and Frank) over the years and we always came away with the memory of Betty’s smile in our heads. She will be missed a lot, Helen and Nolan Richards

  4. Jack Schuh says:

    Cynthia and Richie. So sorry to hear about your mom. I always exchange Xmas letters with Betty, but this year did not hear from her and wondered????? As you remember we had a lot of fun with your folks. Frank was know as my sailor and we had some great adventures, fishing in Venezuela. Will always remember some of the trips to Cuara river and Hato Pulga. Frank did a great job for us in Venalum–I remember how mad Don Trashcer was when we recruited Frank to come to the RII sunny Venezulea versus the RMC snowy job in Canada. God bless them both as they are in a better place together. Jack and Janie Schuh

  5. Marty, I’m just now seeing the passing of your mom and am very sorry for your and your family’s loss. I know she loved you all very much. I hope all is well with you and your family. Thinking of you, Kristi Hicks Sockwell

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