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Thomas Davis was born to his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. William F. Davis, on August 2, 1935 in New York City, New York. He was the fourth of nine children.
Tom received his formal education in the New York City school system. His skills led to his acceptance into Machine Metal Trades High School . After completing high school, Tom enlisted in the United States Army, served for three years and later married and became a father.
Tom was a faithful employee of the New York City Transit Authority for twenty-five years. His occupations were a conductor and a motorman. Upon retirement, Tom kept busy as a volunteer for the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and the Food Bank. He taught chess at the senior center and men-tored children for the Board of Education .
Tom’s love life was magical, truly a love story, and in 1981 he met Barbara Jordan. However, they followed their individual paths and reunited twenty years later as soulmates. Tom and Barbara married on December 6, 2001.
Tom was predeceased by his daughter Regina in 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara; his children , Deanna, Thomas II, Kevin, Furman, Anthony ; his sisters, Lois Henderson, Vernice Little, Sherry Davis and Linda Moody; his sisters in-law, Sheila Davis, Annette Jordan, Carol Jordan-Dorch; his daughters in-law, Taisha Pearson and Whitney Davis; his brothers in-law, Earl Moody, Bernith Guy Sr., and Charles Jordan; grandchildren, Ayanna, Dawn, Malcolm, Kuwan, Timothy, Dorian, Di'jour, Ayahna, Autumn, Jaquana, Aniya, Kevin (KJ); a great granddaughter, Ava , and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Tom was well-loved by so many. Some of his family members had endearing nicknames for him such as The Prophet, Soldier and Uncle Smooth. He will be missed by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Thursday January 17, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
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