Betty R. Davis

September 04, 1936 ‒ August 11, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Betty R. Davis, 77, of Galion went to be with her Lord from her injuries received in an automobile accident on Monday, August 11, 2014.

The oldest of ten, she was born September 4, 1936 in Marion and was the daughter of Charles and Betty Mae (Knight) Cockrell.

On May 22, 1955, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Paul L. Davis. He recently preceded her in death on August 4, 2014.

Betty was a 1955 graduate of Fredericktown High School and worked for Perfection-Cobey and ITT North Electric in Galion. She retired several years ago as a secretary at Tri-Rivers Adult Education. Betty was a devoted wife, mom and grandma. She collected angels and was an avid Ohio State fan. Betty was an active member of the Galion First Church of the Nazarene where she served as caravan director, choir director, Sunday school board and teacher.

She is survived by her daughter Gail Mills of Galion; four grandchildren, Stephanie Davis of Galion, Shelli (Ladell) Kidd of Mansfield, Crystal Mills of Galion and David (Nichoel) Mills of Galion; 10 great-grandchildren, Amber, Abbigail, Trinity, Gabriel, Dustin, Sabrina, Brandon, Kimberly, T.J. and Dylan; brothers Dave (Ruby) Cockrell of Fredericktown, Charles (Carol) Cockrell Fredericktown, Daniel (Connie) Cockrell of Fredericktown, Paul (Bobbi) Cockrell of Lakeland, Florida; sisters, Sandy (Whitey) Carr of Butler, Sue Antrican of Butler; Peg (Lane) Graves of MacArthur and Theresa Cockrell of Fredericktown.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents and recently by her husband, Paul and son Glenn Davis II and brothers, Johnny and Robert Cockrell.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Galion First Church of the Nazarene, 777 Fairview Ave., Galion, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 15, with Dr. Rick McCartney officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion First Church of the Nazarene in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Betty Davis, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

The family would like to especially thank Megan Nulk and Jarvis Branstetter for doing everything they could at the accident scene.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Davis and Cockrell families at the recent deaths of both Paul and Betty.

  • R.I.P. Grandma you will be missed and loved deeply. So soon you were taken from us. You, grandpa, and dad are our guardian angels.
    love always stephanie, art, Sabrina, dustin, brandon, and sylvia.

  • Sending my love to the family. Aunt punk was such a loving lady. She had to of gotten it from grandma.( Aunt punk give grandma a hug from me when you see her) aunt punk will missed by everyone. Love you all. Claudia ( butchie) Mike and neta

  • So sorry to know of another loss so soon. am heartbroken by this. We love you Betty. Paul. And Glenn. May God bless your souls and may God bless the rest of the family. We love and miss you all.

  • I cried when I heard on the news that Betty Davis was in an accident. Your family has suffered so much so fast. The only consolation is she didn’t have to be without Paul for too long. My prayers are with you.

  • so sorry for the passing of Betty! she was the sweetest lady you could ever meet! amber, you and your family have another angel watching over you! your family will be in our prayers! Lisa and Mary

  • I am humbled the family would take time to thank me for what little I could do. I would hope anybody would do the same. My life is completely changed by one woman who I never met and who will always be in my thoughts and prayers. To the family my heart aches for you and I hope you find peace and with time heal.

  • Gail, I will miss Aunt Betty so much and Uncle Paul so much. I know they were the best parents you could have had. I’m so glad I had the time to visit with Aunt Betty last week. We love you and want you to know we are here if you need us.
    Much love.

  • Crystal you and your family has our sympathy and prayers from your co workers in the deli at Walmart.

  • Dave, Ruby, Theresa and families, so very sorry for your passing of ones, many blessings and prayers at this time of your sorrow.

  • Dave, Ruby, and Theresa, so very sorry for the passing of your loved ones, many blessings and prayers at this time of your sorrow.

  • David, Crystal and Gail,
    So sorry for your many losses. Gail, your Mom and Dad were such wonderful people! They always made us feel welcome and happy that we showed up at church the various times we did. I know they will be greatly missed and we pray The Lord has his arms around you all and helps you find peace. Our hearts go out to you all!

  • To the family of Betty, Paul & Glen. I talked with Betty after Glenn’s death. Our 1955 Class of 1955 will be saddened by the loss of our Betty. She always had a sweet attitude, and was so easy going. She will be missed and mentioned at our class reunions. God Bless you is our prayers, Class member Charlotte Smith Hankins.

  • To the family of Betty, Paul & Glen. I talked with Betty after Glenn’s death. Our 1955 Class of 1955 will be saddened by the loss of our Betty. She always had a sweet attitude, and was so easy going. She will be missed and mentioned at our class reunions. God Bless you is our prayers, Class member Charlotte Smith Hankins.