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Max "Tom" Davis Jr. '59 July 29, 2020 9:28 AM updated: July 29, 2020 12:40 PM

Max Thomas Davis, Jr.

Mr. Max Thomas Davis, Jr., aka Tom Davis, of Buda, TX, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 30, 2020 in Kyle, TX. He was born on October 11, 1936 to Max Thomas Davis, Sr. and Mary Meleese Greer Davis in Lubbock, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and late wife Teddye Jo (TJ) Bitner Davis.

Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jerri Jean Belcher Davis, daughters LeighAnn Davis (Dennis) Cox of Richardson, TX, Robyn Penn (Douglas) Sommerville of Dearborn, MI, son, Derek Davis of Bowling Green, KY, and his sister, Suzann Brown, of Lubbock, TX. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Kortney Cox, Philip Cox, Bryan Cox, Chandler Cox and Wyatt Cox, five great grandchildren plus one due in November, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerri’s children, Raquel (Kevin) Keithley of Greer, SC, and Brian (Laura) Ramey of Rockford, IL, five grandchildren, one great grandson and a soon to be born great granddaughter.

Tom was a proud graduate of the class of 1955 at Lubbock High School and a graduate of the class of 1959 at Texas A&M University. Gig’em! Upon graduation he honorably served in the United States Army.

Tom was a professional fund raiser, having worked for the March of Dimes, Ketchum Inc., and retiring in 2001 from the Order of Saint Francis Healthcare in Peoria, IL. Tom was a devout Christian and until last year taught Bible Studies weekly at three nursing homes in the local area. Before moving to Buda, TX in 2010 he was a former Sunday School teacher for many years at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church Buda, where he served as a Deacon. He loved the Lord and the church and was a great witness to others. His presence will be greatly missed but we know he is rejoicing in heaven and experiencing no pain.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M.on June 20, 2020 at the First Baptist Church – Buda, 104 S. San Marcos St., Buda, TX. Memorials can also be made to the First Baptist Church Buda, Building Fund.

For our family and friends unable to attend the Celebration of Life, the service will be live streamed on Facebook. Go to the and at the bottom of the page click on the Facebook icon.

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