OBITUARY

Billy Jay Davis

June 30, 1949February 13, 2019

Billy Jay Davis 69 of Richlands passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center, surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Billy loved his family, as a faithful Christian, he loved God, and he loved his country. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, receiving the Bronze Star, 2 Army Commendation Medals for Valor, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge. Billy was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant, E-5 in a combat theater of war. He was wounded in combat in March 1970. Billy was also an avid UNC Tar Heel fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Delia Davis, brothers; Preston Davis and Edwin Davis. Billy is survived by his son, Blake Davis of Richlands, sisters; Gloria Raynor of Beulaville, Flora Gwynn (Wade) of Richlands, Sherline Walden of Richlands, Roberta Coogan (Keith) of Jacksonville, step son, Todd Hobbs (Kim) of Corpus Christi, TX, grandson, Taylor Hobbs of Corpus Christi, best friend in life, Greta Mills of Wallace, mother in law, Betty Hobbs of Richlands, sisters in law; Gina Whaley (Mike) of Richlands, Kristie Hobbs (Simone) of Richlands, brother in law, Ricky Hobbs (Vickie) of Richlands, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Christian Community Church of Nine Mile. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Christian Community Church of Nine Mile. Burial will follow at Hobbs Family Cemetery in Richlands. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Whaley, Pallbearer
  • Mark Sprouse, Pallbearer
  • Phil Misciagno, Pallbearer
  • Greg Davis, Pallbearer
  • Jeffrey Gwynn, Pallbearer
  • Simone Simaan, Pallbearer
  • Chase Hobbs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matt Foss, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chance Hobbs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kias Willaford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Randy Cannon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kaleb Willaford, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 17, 2019
REMEMBERING

Billy Jay Davis

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