Davis, Tommy L.Tommy Leon Davis, Jr., a beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, died on Saturday, July 18, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 56.

A diehard Oklahoma State Cowboys fan, Tommy was always proud to show his team spirit and kept his “pistols firing” throughout his last few months. He was a beloved staff member at Central Middle School in Edmond and had many strong relationships with the students and faculty members included in the Tigers family. He loved going to work each day and counted it a great blessing to be part of such a strong community.

The girls of the North Central Texas College softball team were also near and dear to his heart. Tommy and his wife Dana were first on the scene of a bus crash in the Arbuckle Mountains on September 26, 2014, that killed four of the young women on the team. Comforting the team until emergency crews arrived, Tommy held 20-year-old Brooke Deckard in his arms until she was taken to a nearby hospital in Davis, Oklahoma, where she later died of her injuries. He remained close with the team and their families and was overjoyed when they visited him in the hospital just a few months ago.

But perhaps Tommy’s biggest fan was his grandson, Jaxon. Jax and his Pops were inseparable – they loved to go fishing together, play with trains or even just take a nap in a cozy chair.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Dana; his daughter Lindsey and her husband Chris; his daughter Libby and her son Jaxon; his mother Carol and her husband Harvey; his sister Kathy and her husband Brian; his sister Mary; his brother Scott and his wife Destry; his brother Joe and his wife Amy; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A private family service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, and a public celebration of life will follow at Henderson Hills Baptist Church at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, it was Tommy’s wish for donations to be made in honor of Brooke Deckard:

Blue Ridge ISD Administration

c/o Brooke Deckard Scholarship Fund

318 School Street

Blue Ridge, TX 75424

Comments

  1. I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend his memorial service. Tommy was an inspiration to us all with the way he lived his life. May God bless all of his family at this sad time.

  2. He was such a fighter through all this battle. My visit with him he could only talk about his love for Dana and her strength and his two beautiful daughters Lindsey and Libby. His heart was so full of love for his little Jax. Love listening to his stories that day. Pistols always firing in Heaven with Tommy! Our words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss.

    Prayers, and love.
    Joe and Tese Schnorr

  3. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers in your time of need. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.

    Nancy McKinney Brenneis
    JM Bear 1977

  4. Dana, Lindsay and Libby,

    Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill and Susan Dibrell

  5. Tommy was a wonderful man who I will miss greatly. We should all strive to have the qualities he possessed! Our chain may be broken, but some day it will be re-connected!

  6. I loved working with Tommy at Central Middle School. He was such a bright light and tremendous asset to the faculty and students at Central. We will miss his smiling face and contagious Tiger spirit. He was such a vibrant member of the Central family, and we will always remember his enthusiastic GO TIGERRRRRRRS on the Intercom!

  7. Dana, I am so very sorry. No words can really help, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Tommy, thank you for being a special Angel to the NCTC softball team. I know 4 Angels were watching over you and you are with them now. You truly were an unsung hero and have made an impact on my life.

  9. Dear Dana, Lindsey, Libby and family,

    So sorry to have missed Tommy’s service. I have been out of town and did not realize the service was today. Know that I am praying for you all and will continue. He loved you all so much. I am glad you had such sweet though difficult times with him these past few months .

    Blessings,
    Pat and Ray

  10. Dana and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. It came as a shock to me. I’m praying for you all.

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