Thomas Ray Davis, 70, of Buckhannon, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Monongahela County. Preceding him in death are his parents, Londes R. “Buck” and Mable Leona Heater Davis; two sisters, Virginia “Toots” Hardy and Donna Lee Davis.
Thomas is survived by six children, Thomas Ray Shipley of Buckhannon; Jeffrey Davis of Utah; Donna Howard of Buckhannon; William (Laura) Davis of Weston; Jodie Bennett of Buckhannon; and Melanie (John) Corley of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren, Sarah Howard, Joshua Poling, Rachael Howard, Katelyn Bennett, Michael Howard, Eric Davis, Makella Davis, Adriel Davis, Brandon Cutright, Logan Cutright, Evan Davis, Kristina Shipley, Trevor Pennington, Constance Shipley and Dylon Shipley; two brothers, Bob Franklin Davis and Michael Londes Davis; and three sisters, Mary Louise Zickefoose, Terry Eva Miller and Rebecca Lewis all of Buckhannon.
Thomas retired as a finisher from Corhart Refractories in Buckhannon.
The family is honoring his wishes to be cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date.
The family suggests that donations be made to the Parish House, 68 College Ave., Buckhannon, WV 26201 in memory of Thomas Ray Davis.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com
The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.