Thomas Davis departed this life on Friday evening Nov. 29, 2013.
Thomas Mallieu Davis was born July 27, 1950 in Elaine, to the late Odell Davis Sr. and the late Geraldine (Lee) Davis. Thomas was the third son and fifth child born to this union. He joined St. Paul AME Church at an early age. Thomas graduated from Lake View High School in 1970. After high school he enrolled and attended art school in Lexington, Ky. Thomas had a great gift of drawing. While away at school, Thomas became homesick and did not complete the program. After returning home he helped on the farm. On Sept. 13, 1972 Thomas married Joyce Lee Riley. The couple later moved to Little Rock. Thomas was employed by Aluminum Co. of America (ALCOA). In 1980, Thomas and Joyce moved to Milwaukee, Wis. General Electric employed Thomas. Thomas had a great love for motorcycles. He and his brother Glenn belonged to the Naptown Riders Motorcycle Club in Milwaukee. They took many road trips to various cities to meet up with other motorcycle enthusiasts. Unfortunately, Thomas was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding with a group of friends and nearly severed his left foot. After he learned to walk again, he and his wife moved back to Lake View. Thomas and Joyce later divorced. Thomas never fully recovered from the accident but it did not break his spirit. He was always active and energetic. Thomas' hobbies included working on cars, fishing and barbecuing. He was a loveable person and would give you the shirt off his back. In February 2012, Thomas became ill and moved to Mississippi and Tennessee to live with his sisters Barbara, Janice and Joyce. Thomas departed this life on Friday evening Nov. 29, 2013. He leaves to mourn his passing his three brothers, Odell (Alma) Davis, Charlie Davis and Glenn (Mara) Davis and his three sisters, Barbara (Jacob) Ross, Janice (Larry) Jordan and Joyce (Johnnie) Holton. He also leaves many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services for Thomas M. Davis will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7at the P.L.M. &D District Center. Rev. Edmond Gilbert Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6in the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. Family and friends may sign the guestbook at:www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.