Billie Henry Davis

July 3, 1923May 5, 2013

Davis, Billie Henry-89 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Bill was a WWII Veteran and served in the Navy aboard the USS Fogg Destroyer Escort from 1942-1945. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Rockford Lodge. Bill owned and operated Volunteer Floor Covering, a building contractor and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Daisy Cordelia (Johnson) and Stewart Morocco Davis; sister, Elizabeth Pruitt; brothers, Buddy, Murrell, Joe and Jack. Bill is survived by wife of 72 years, Maxine (McDaniels) Davis; son, Richard and wife Louise; daughter, Billie Jean and husband Ted Esch; grandsons, Rusty (Nancye) Esch, Ricky (Lisa) Davis, Robby (Cheryl) Esch and B. J. Davis. Great grandchildren, Cody Davis, Spencer Davis and Katie Esch , Kari Rader, Steven Litton, Chelly (Kyle) Steadman, JoDee Schenk and Will Schenk; great great grandchildren, Sophia and Leo Steadman, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. A memorial service will follow at 8:00pm with Rev. Joe Chandler and Jack Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Katie Esch

June 24, 2013

I loved him to death and I hope he's feeling better now.

Dena Britton

May 9, 2013

Dearest BJ,
So sorry for the loss of your precious daddy. Praying for you and all of your family.
Much love to you!
Dena Britton

dave avans

May 9, 2013

Dickie, Linda and I are out of town and just heard of your dad's passing. We're so sorry--he was such a great guy, and so much fun to be around! We're thinking about youall.

Kermit Fox

May 8, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Bill was always a good friend and neighbor. Kermit & Marie Fox

Cathy Armstrong

May 8, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with each of you, but I will especially be thinking about B.J, Ricky, Lisa, and the boys.

Mark & Karen Stasa

May 8, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Mark & Lisa Stack

May 7, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

shirley barnard

May 7, 2013

Dickie and Louise, so sorry to hear about your dad. you are in my prayers.

Paula Bell

May 7, 2013

Many thoughts and prayers for your family. Peep was always a joy to be around, you always left with a smile after being with him.
Paula and Bill Bell

Rocky Walker

May 7, 2013

May God bless and support your family and fill the void left in your hearts with the love sent to you by family and friends.
Rocky, Cindy and Cierra Walker