Billy Joe Davis Jr. passed away February 3, 2018

Billy Joe Davis Jr., 55, of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born March 2, 1962 in Pine Bluff to Billy Joe Davis Sr. and Linda Graves Chastain.

Billy was a 1980 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, and a graduate of Phoenix College.

He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad for the past 25 years. Billy served four years in The United States Airforce, where he was honored for saving a civilian life. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had a very large motorcycle family. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Billy was a member of Canaan Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Davis Sr.; paternal grandparents, JD Davis and Martha Branham Davis; maternal grandparents, Edward R. Graves and Bernice Stroble Hurst; and niece Mandy Elizabeth Law.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Chastain of Star City; sisters, Susan Beard (Paul) of Grapevine, Joanna Hankins, Tammie Healey (Anthony), and Renaye Cortright (Leonard) all of Star City; step brothers, Ronnie Chastain of Pine Bluff, Keith Chastain (Amy) of Star City, and Kevin Chastain (Pam) of Bryant; numerous other family members and close friends.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Cranford Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Cranford’s with burial following in Hardin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Billy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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