Thomas C. Davis, a young 85, of Newton and fondly known in his community as "T-Bone" passed away Monday morning, February 21, 2022, at the Wesley Park Centre in Newton.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon, Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton, with services to follow at 12 noon. In LIEU of flowers, memorials may be left to the family in Tom's name and may be left at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home.
Tom, the son of Clarence W. and Olive Mae (Rardon) Davis, was born December 6, 1936, in Newton and was a lifelong Newton resident.
On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Patricia LaJean "Jeannie" Franzen in Newton. He devoted his life to his family and friends, enjoying extra-curricular activities with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed weightlifting sessions with many friends at the YMCA.
Tom worked for the Maytag Corporation in the porcelain department, retiring after 39 years at the young age of 55. He was never truly retired and continued working over the years fo MG Laundry and Warnick & Reeves Mechanical until January of this year. He was passionate about his work and never believed in remaining idle!
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Patricia; his brothers: Jack, Dean, Bill and Bud; and his sisters: Darlene and Marge
Those left to honor Tom's memory include his daughter Kari (Dan) Warnick; his sons: Kelley Davis, Hal (Doyle) Davis and Joe Davis; his sister Marilyn Waddell; his five grandchildren: Mitchell (Tracy) Davis, Troy (Jessica) Wood, Meagan Davis, Fletcher (Allison) Christy and Ian (Madison) Christy; and five great-grandchildren: Cooper Christy, Nora Davis, Callen Christy, Cole Christy and Iyla Jae Christy.
There is a lesser light in the world today without you in it, but we know you are illuminating the heavens with your smile and undying spirit.
We, at Pence~Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services, believe that serving begins with caring and that caring is an attitude of the heart. We strive to express this attitude in our lives, in our business, and with our friends.
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