Betty Jean Dishman Day, a beloved mother, grandmother, and district manager, passed away on November 20, 2023, at the age of 90. She was born on October 8, 1933, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to the late Clarence Odom and Ruby Warren Dishman. Betty was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many with her kindness, dedication, and love.
Throughout her life, Betty exemplified hard work and determination. Starting as a waitress, she steadily climbed the career ladder to become a district manager—a testament to her tenacity and perseverance. But beyond her professional achievements, she will always be remembered for the love and devotion she poured into her family.
Betty's proudest accomplishments revolve around her role as a mother to her three boys: Steven Leonard Frazier, Bruce Michael Frazier, and Scott Andrew (Allison) Frazier. She loved them unconditionally and always put their needs before her own. Her selflessness knew no bounds, and she made it a priority to be actively involved in their lives.
Family was at the center of Betty's world. She cherished every moment spent with them—making memories that will be treasured forever. From driving to Coco Beach with Scott to watch her grandson play baseball to exploring new places while camping at Bledsoe Creek, Betty seized every opportunity to create experiences that brought joy to their lives. She had a special bond with each grandchild: Amber Frazier, Stephany Stover, Jennifer Michelle Frazier Neal (Josh), and James Scott Frazier (Achantye). The love extended further as she welcomed great-grandchildren Chloe, Roman, Nadia, Jonah, Mason, and McKenzie Jean into her heart.
Betty had a zest for life that shone through in her hobbies and interests. She found solace in completing puzzle books and expressing herself through painting rocks—a reflection of her creative spirit. These pastimes allowed her to unwind and find joy in the simple pleasures of life.
In times of sorrow, Betty was a pillar of strength. Her warm and nurturing nature provided comfort to those in need, always offering a listening ear or a comforting embrace. She went above and beyond to support her loved ones during both challenging and joyous times. Her unwavering love and dedication were truly remarkable.
The impact Betty made on the lives she touched will be forever imprinted in their hearts. As family, friends, and community members come together to honor her memory, services will be held at the Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 4005 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 37172.
Visitation services will take place on November 22, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on November 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. A Celebration of Life service will follow on November 24th at 2:00 PM. Betty will be laid to rest with a burial service at the same location on November 24th at 3:00 PM.
Betty Jean Dishman Day's legacy encompasses the love she bestowed upon her family, the bonds she built through a lifetime of devotion, and the memories created during her adventures. May her spirit live on in all those whose lives were touched by her warmth and may they find solace in the knowledge that she is now reunited with those who preceded her in death.
As we say goodbye to this remarkable woman, let us treasure the moments shared with Betty and carry her love in our hearts forever. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Betty Jean Dishman Day—a woman who will forever be remembered for her selflessness, love, and unwavering dedication to her family.