Thomas Wilson (Tom) Davis, 78, of rural Napton, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Sweet Springs Villa, in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Napton, with Rev. Barry Baugh and William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Smith Chapel United Methodist Church or Preferred Hospice in Lexington. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born March 30, 1933, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Joseph B. Davis Jr. and Hortense Woodsmall Davis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. On June 5, 1955, he married Anna Katherine (Katie) Heying who preceded him in death on May 22, 2006. He had lived in Saline County his entire life, was a retired dairy farmer and a school bus driver for Marshall Public Schools. He was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include six children, Tad Davis and his wife, Cindy, of rural Holden, John Davis and his wife, Judie, of Louisburg, Kan., Lou Cinda Knipmeyer and her husband, Ron, of Alma, Charlie Davis and his wife, Beth, of Independence, Robert Davis and his wife, Charmaine, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Les Davis and his wife, Pam, of Lee's Summit; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Davis and his wife, Doris, of rural Sweet Springs; one sister, Nora Thomas and her husband, Jim, of rural Marshall; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John B. Davis in infancy, and Joe W. Davis Sr.; and one sister, Lillian Johnson.
Additional information provided per family recompense.