Thomas “Tom” “Tommy” Edward Davis was born September 6, 1935 in Wynne, Arkansas, the son of John Jefferson and Audie Merle Stricklin Davis. He passed away May 29, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Macon; sister, Lena Merle; brother, Harlan Jack; brother Gaylan Fred; sister Lura Blanche “Loodie”; sister, Barbara Annette and survived by his sister, Vivian Jenearl “Jennie” Harris, who is responsible for introducing him to the love of his life.
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He was married to Margaret Sue Edwards for 58 years. Together they had two daughters, Jennie (and her husband Brian) and Terrie (and her husband Kent).
Tom had two grandchildren, Ethan (and wife Micah) and Emma, who he loved very much and loved spending time with them throwing a football or pushing on a swing or just being with them. He loved to tease and share a good clean joke and did that especially with his grandson, Ethan, who shares this personality trait.
He had many nephews and nieces who looked to him as an example for walking with Jesus Christ and loving his family and friends well. When he got to speak with one of them, he would tell them that he prayed for them regularly for blessings but most importantly for their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tom served in the Army and was a proud US Postal Service Member for 30 years ending his career as US Postmaster in Danville, Arkansas.
Tom loved to read his Bible, listening to and singing worship music, praying for others, spending time with family, laughing and always wearing a smile on his face. He was an honest, gentle, kind, generous, dependable, dedicated, loving and caring person, devoted husband, father, and friend, always thinking of others first. “To know him was to love him.”
He enjoyed Razorback sports, especially Arkansas baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He with his wife Margaret have actively attended church and served in many capacities such as Deacon, worship leader, Sunday School teacher and many other roles in the Assemblies of God Church wherever they lived. He was passionate about the gospel being shared. He had a heart for global missions and served by going on at least 17 trips to build schools, orphanages and churches. A few of the places he went were Uruguay, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Africa, Philippines, Peru, Venezuela, Belize, Ecuador and Trinidad.
He loved the Mission of Teen Challenge and served for many years on the board of the Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in Morrow, Arkansas. He was also a member of Gideons International distributing Bibles.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2:00pm at First Assembly of God Church, 1605 W Robinson Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764.
The family would like to thank the staff of HomeHelpers of Northwest Arkansas, Elite Home Health and Circle of Life Hospice for the loving, compassionate and respectful care they have shown our family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to:
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, PO Box 20, Morrow, AR 72749 or online at https://teenchallengeranch.com/donate
The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or online at https://www.gideons.org/donate
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