Thomas L. Davis Jr., age 80, of Mineola, passed away Monday morning, July 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.
Graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Pastor Timothy Nall officiating.
Thomas L. Davis Jr. was born in Malakoff, TX on September 8, 1940, to Thomas L. Davis Sr. and Allie Lee (Palmer) Davis. In 1953 the family moved to Dallas. Tommy graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas and at the age of 17 he joined the Army. He served his country proudly from 1958 to 1964. While stationed in Germany, he met the love of his life, Christa. They married August 26, 1961 in Dallas. He worked for Southwestern Bell/AT&T for 35 years before retiring. Tommy and Christa moved to Wood County 42 years ago and have been members of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for 20 years. Tommy enjoyed his farm, picking on his sisters, and nature.
Tommy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa aka “Opa.”
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Allie and James F Johnson, and Thomas Davis Sr.; and sister, Bobbie L. Duncan.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 60 years, Christa Davis of Mineola; two children, Mark R. Davis and wife Amanda of Van, and Melissa K. Davis of Chandler; five siblings, Betty J. Ruth of Dayton, Nevada, Wanda L. Duke and husband George of Hawkins, Patsy R. Strifler and husband Lyle of Chandler, Arizona, Larry A. Davis of San Angelo, Linda A. Hedgecock and husband Don of Red Oak; brother in law, Dean Duncan of Midland; eight grandchildren, Madigan, McKinley, Avery, Hudson, Landry, Katie, Hailey, and Dalton; two great grandchildren, Axton and Corrilynn; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wounded Warriors, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, or to your favorite charity.