Funeral Services for Tommy (Tom) Davis will be Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the First Missionary Baptist Church, West Helena, AR at 1:00 P.M. Eulogist will be Rev. Johnny Jackson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Barton, AR. Visitation will be at Jackson & Highley Funeral Home Chapel Friday, April 22, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Barton AR.
Tom was born July 14, 1942 in Barton, Arkansas to Jessie and Ethel Davis, both who preceded him in death. Tom transition from his earthly home to his eternal heavenly home on April 10, 2018 with his loved ones by his side. He was the third child of nine siblings. He received his education in Oneida, AR. Tom was raised in a God fearing home, accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at a young age under the leadership of Rev. Mike Pike. Later he jointed First Baptist of Barton under the leadership of Rev. Johnny Jackson, where he was a very active member.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Willean Martin in 1986. He was a dedicated husband. They later adopted their granddaughter Rickeya Haymon. He loved and cherished his wife and grandchildren.
Tom was very crafted and a jack of all trades. He worked at Helena Sportswear for 31 years and then at Hoffinger (Doughboy) until he retired.
Tom and Willean enjoyed visiting family. He had two special sister-in-laws; Josephine Alexander and Annie Early. He picked them up every weekend for dinner and family time. On Sunday evenings the couple would visit and spend time with his brother-in-law and sister- in-law Jim and Bonnie Martin. Weekends were filled with family and laughter.
Tom had three brothers that preceded him in death; Jessie, Norman and Barnett; one sister Earnestine Brown. He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife Willean Davis of 31 years, four sisters, Christine (Leroy) Craig of Barton, AR, Doris Davis of Saginaw, MI, Deloris Parker of Grand Rapids, MI, and Linda (Michael) Jackson of Milwaukee, WI. He also leaves to cherish two stepdaughters Raina Crawford of Los Angeles, CA, Jacqueline (Don) Johnson of Memphis, TN. Five grandchildren that he loved and adored; Jamin and Chasity Crawford, Rickeya Haymon, Justin and Jasmine Kelly, twelve great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.