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Thomas Davis

Thomas Mitchell Davis

Friday, July 24th, 1931 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Thomas Mitchell “Tom” Davis, 89, of Fleming Island, passed peacefully from this life at his home on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Tom resided in Palatka for 33 years. After retiring, Tom lived in Crescent Beach, then Fernandina Beach and was currently residing at Allegro Independent Living in Fleming Island. Tom served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired from the Navy Reserves following 20 years of service. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1959 from the University of Florida, Tom married the love of his life, Donna. They moved from Jacksonville to Palatka where he began his career with First Union Bank (formerly Atlantic National Bank) retiring in 1993 as a vice president. While in Palatka, Tom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palatka where he served as an elder and as treasurer. He was also a member of the Azalea City Kiwanis Club where he served as President in 1971. In his leisure time, Tom was an avid golfer, Gator football fan as well as a University of Kentucky basketball fan. He was likewise a Civil War and WW II history buff.
Tom and Donna enjoyed their retirement while at Crescent Beach. They were able to spend many summers in England and Scotland visiting their condo friends, in addition to several river cruises on the Rhine and Danube. Most of all, they enjoyed spending time with their family and friends at the beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Donna McNab Davis and 2 sisters Mary Miller and Martha Lee Gleixner.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Lee Davis-Clark (Mike) of Fernandina Beach, a son, Donald M. Davis (Robley) of Norfolk, VA, a brother, William “Bill” Davis (Molly) of St. Paul, MN, a sister-in-law, Sandra McNab Turnbull (Gene) of Carmel, IN, 5 grandchildren, Stephen Davis (Alex), Cameron Davis (Megan), Brandon Davis (Sarah), Julia Clark and Jessica Clark and 4 great-grandchildren, Elliott Kate Davis, Emerson Julia Davis, Isaac Davis and Charlotte Davis and expecting another soon.
Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Highsmith officiating. No visitation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Tom’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, November 15th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 15th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Crill Avenue
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Officiant
    Pastor Bobby Highsmith
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Crill Avenue
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Mark Blakewood

Posted at 04:25pm
To Donald & Lee....Words can't express the sorrow I share with the passing of your dad. He was a great man and like a 2nd father to me as well. He was a very proud & independent father who cherished his time with family & friends. He raised (2) wonderful children and was a devoted husband to your mom during their 55 years together. I will always remember our times on the Palatka golf course and many stays at the Coquina, while growing up under the watchful eye of Tom & Donna (Mams) Davis...I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know your parents and to have become a better person because of it. I share in your sorr0w, yet I know he goes to a better place and will now be able to reunite with your mom and perhaps tee it up with my Dad who died 29 years to the day earlier at that golf course up above. Please accept my deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow...

Mark Blakewood
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Sally

Posted at 12:30pm
The world is a better place because of my Uncle Tommy. Donald and Lee our hearts are with you. God Bless and Love, Sally and Trenton Abbott
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