Betty Gay Davis
January 21, 1928 – January 31, 2021
Betty Bell Davis of Lubbock, Texas died Sunday, January 31, 2021. Betty Gay Bell was born on January 21, 1928, in Amarillo, Texas to Martin and Elvie Bell.
She graduated from Amarillo High School and attended Amarillo Junior College. She married Wiley E. Davis on February 18, 1949. He preceded her in death after fifty years of marriage. They moved to Lubbock from Pampa in 1962. Betty worked at the Texas Tech Athletic Department.
She was President of the Women’s Division of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Betty was a member of the Lubbock Women’s Club, Lubbock Women’s Cotton Club Auxiliary, Lubbock Symphony Guild, Red Raider Club and various bridge clubs.
Survivors include a son, Wiley E. Davis Jr. (Patty) of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Melissa Davis (Kenny Bose) of Denver, CO; a brother, Dick Bell of Amarillo, TX; three grandchildren, Wiley E Davis III (Chrissa), Jeffrey Davis (Jenna) and Courtney Davis, nine great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special friends.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Edith Thompson, Ruth Kopp, Jackie Hill Caputo, Nell Hodges and brothers M.H. Bell and Robert Bell. Her nephews Gary Hill, Dr. James R. Matthews, Larry Kopp and niece Sharon Kay Thompson.
Special thanks to Brenda and Robert and the rest of the nursing staff at Carrillon House. And to her close friends and family; Carolyn Matthews (James Robert), Merrijon Newton (Arthur), Wanda Barnett (Clark), Wanda Williams (Bob), and Natalie Marable (Gerry) for their love and help.
The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels or the charity of your choice.
Graveside services will be held on March 1, 2021 at 11:30 am at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, TX. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held later on May 1, 2021 at 10 am, at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel in Lubbock, TX.
Celebration of Life
Resthaven's Abbey Chapel
Monday, March 1, 2021
Betty Gay Davis
February 16, 2021
Wiley and Melissa and your families, we lift up our prayers to you and may the Lord be with you and guide you during this time of loss of your mother, Betty.
We have fond memories of Betty and Wiley and all of the good times we had together. My brother, George and his wife Lois introduced me and my wife, Wanda and my brother John to them decades ago and we have has such close relations with them all these years. We went to church together and had many great social gatherings together. Betty will be missed by us. may the Lord comfort you all and may Betty be at peace and joining Wiley in their Heavenly Home.
With Christian love and blessings.
Jim and Wanda White
February 15, 2021
Wiley and Melissa,
I am saddened to hear of Betty's passing. She was always ready for a party and I had many memorable times spent with her and your father. Her voracious personality was such a delight to be around. She knew on strangers.
She is now at peace and will be welcomed to her heavenly home.
I am sorry to not be with you but later at a celebration.
My prayers are with you at this time.
February 11, 2021
Betty was one of my favorite people in the Athletic Department. She was always kind and very helpful. She had a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family.