Billy Davis grew up in the south, in Tennessee. When Billy was just eleven, his dad died and his mom took on the role of a single parent. They didn’t have much in those days – they survived by living in a rented, dirt-floor garage. Billy was the eldest son and helped his mom through the difficult years by working and contributing to the family finances. Times were lean, yet many of the principles that Billy lives by today were developed during this time as a young boy.
HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS, BILLY & BILLIE DAVIS.
In junior high, Billy met the love of his life, Billie Jo Johnson. The two were married right out of high school and been happily married for fifty-four years and have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Billy and his wife, Billie have three adult children. They have also been blessed with five grandchildren. They’ve called Kennesaw Georgia home for over twenty-years, but also enjoy their trips to the U.K. and Europe.
As America became increasingly divided over the Vietnam War, Billy decided to enlist and serve his country. He joined the U.S. Navy and served two tours in Vietnam. After leaving the service, he enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College, a small bible college in Hammond, Indiana and worked his way through school. He graduated and took on a blue-collar job working in construction. During this time, he developed his skills as a businessman.
Over the last thirty-years, Billy has owned and operated many successful companies. These have included everything from land development, vacation resorts, to medical research facilities.
He takes great pride in the businesses he has built and the hard work and dedication that each required being successful. Billy estimated having owned more than 50 small businesses in his career.
THE BAHAMAS, A SECOND HOME
While serving as an Arizona State Senator in 1983, Billy was invited to travel to The Bahamas for a Tax Seminar on the island of Eleuthera, an island his ancestral family had some roots. After this trip to The Bahamas, Billy and his family fell in love with this island nation, its people and its beauty. The Davis Family began to place their roots down through by investing in land and building homes for themselves.