CUMBERLAND — Thomas “Tom” William Davis Sr., 79, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2017.
Born February 11, 1938, near Oldtown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Ernest Leroy Davis and Clysta Leona (Shaw) Davis.
Tom lived a simple life as a drywall man since the age of 16, joining his friend Arthur “Bud” Mallow in 1963, and forming a business together in 1970. Tom and Bud would hang upwards of 100 sheets of drywall a day, working on many homes, churches, and businesses throughout the tri-state area. Tom “retired” in 2000, but continued working on drywall through this year. He was a man who loved his work, and rarely spent a moment with idle hands.
Tom attended Ellerslie United Methodist Church and loved his congregation. Tom is survived by his three children, Autym Davis, of Cumberland, Thomas W. Davis, Jr. and wife Robin, of Cresaptown, and April Dougherty; his three grandchildren, Sarrah Smith, of Cumberland, Brooke Long and husband Dustin, of Cresaptown, and Thomas M. “Beau” Davis and girlfriend Kari, of Seattle, Washington; and his three great-grandchildren, Zane Smith, of Cumberland, and Dusty and Chase Long, of Cresaptown. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Mary Fochtman, Frances Allen, Wes Davis, Jean Adams, and Jane Stonestreet, along with his nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Charlotte Jean (Adams) Davis; his parents, Ernest Davis and Clysta (Shaw) Davis; sister, Erma Yonker; and brothers, Ernest Davis, James Davis, and Kenneth Davis.
Tom loved doing many things with his family and friends, including working on cars, hunting, fishing, gardening, woodwork, and numerous other outdoor activities, and he watched NASCAR races every Sunday. Tom, a man of God, loved going to church every Sunday and is now in eternal peace with his wife in Heaven.
Friends will be received at Ellerslie United Methodist Church on Friday, March 24, 2017, starting at 10am, followed by a memorial service at 11am and a luncheon after the service. Tom will be laid to rest at the Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens in LaVale. Flowers may be sent to Ellerslie United Methodist Church, 14307 Temple St., Ellerslie, MD 21529.
The family would like to thank the many churches, friends, family, and the Frostburg Village Nursing and Rehab Center for their prayers and loving kindness during this difficult time.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.