Billy Joe Davis, 76, of Asheville, NC passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Billy Joe was born in Greene County, TN, but lived in Asheville his whole life. He was employed at American Enka/BASF for over 42 years. Billy Joe loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends, especially his life long friend for over 60 years Charles Cole, and his best hunting buddy and nephew Mike Brookshire. Billy loved his place in Georgia where he spent a lot of his time after retirement. He always left you with a good joke and for those who knew him best he loved to "trade and barter". He was a great father, husband, grandfather and friend. To us and all he will be missed and in our hearts forever. Billy was the son of the late Ray and Minnie Davis. He was also preceded in death by his brother Roy and sisters Ruth and Jean. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Mark and his wife Paula, and Joel and his wife Shari; step-son, Richard Britton and his wife Lynn; grandsons, Stephen, Justin, Matthew, Ethan, and Richard; great-granddaughter, Lana; brother, Charles; and sisters, Eileen and Gayle. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9 at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 at Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have known him for over 49 years.
    I first met him when he and Charles were going fishing which they
    both loved to do and had some real fish stories. Bill was a kind and
    good person and he will be missed especially by Charles. My deepest
    sympathy to his whole family.

  2. The first time we met Bill was at our yard sale at Grace Baptist Church 2 years ago. You could say he like to wheel and deal on items but truly he had a great heart for fun, talking, and sharing his time with you. He made a wonderful member of Grace Baptist Church with BJ. He will be missed by all the members especially the men folks who loved to talk fishing. We know though-Those bound together by ties of pure love are never separated, memories are with us forever.

  3. Certainly going to miss Bill stopping by the store to visit. I always enjoyed talking with him. He had some great hunting and fishing stories. Will be praying for the family.


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