OBITUARY

Thomas Largent Davis

June 11, 1958October 22, 2020

Thomas Largent Davis was born June 11th, 1958, and passed away suddenly on the morning of October 22nd, by natural causes. His legacy will be proudly remembered and joyfully celebrated by the love of his life, Liz, as well as his three children; Jenny, Jackie and Tommy; their respective spouses; Andrew, Trevor, Brooke; Bruce and Wendy Davis; Joe and Annette Davis; Ann Davis; grandchildren; Olivia, Hayes and August, as well as innumerable friends and family.

An occupation in law suited the Baylor graduate. As a natural protector and guardian, he skillfully aided friends, family, and even mere acquaintances with legal disputes. Many will remember Tom as their keeper at some of their most devastating hours. Clients will recall Tom as a brilliant lawyer who brought honor and fairness to his profession.

Outside of his work, Tom was an avid marathoner and traveler. He traveled as far as Alaska and Scotland, but his favorite trips were those to the beach. He was a talented guitarist, and taught those in his life the joy of music. He had been in various bands since high school, including the Fort Worth National Band, for which he served as lead guitarist alongside his brother, Bruce.

He was a man of many great qualities; he was decent, strong, good, but above all else he was kind. He will be fiercely missed and fondly remembered by anyone who knew him.

Due to COVID, the family has requested a private family burial. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations in his honor to North Texas Food Bank or to the Erwin and Pat Elias Scholarship Fund at Baylor Law School. A private family graveside service will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A COVID friendly outdoor reception will follow at Sparkman Hillcrest Lakeside Pavilion.

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Lawrence Coffman

February 6, 2021

I read with shock and deep sorrow of Tom's passing just yesterday. A world without Tom Davis in it is a world less joyful, less good. Tom and I met in the early 1970's and were thick as thieves for much of the next two decades. We lost touch not long after I moved to Utah in 1992, but I never stopped thinking of him as someone I could always call upon if the going got rough. He was that way. He WAS a protector. Memories? A million: high-school dreams and hi jinx, playing music together, shooting hoops, SMU-Baylor football games down in Waco, hanging with he and Liz and the kids... so many good times. He was a great friend, and I will always cherish his memory. Rest In Peace, buddy... the world may be a poorer place now, but Heaven is even brighter with your smile. Much love and thanks for everything.

Clint David

October 29, 2020

I practiced law with Tom over 30 years ago. While we have not stayed in close contact, when we spoke Tom was always Tom: honest, forthright and a true gentleman. I am shocked by this news. I performed many years ago in Pirates of Penzance with his older brother Hal, who I recall also passed away. Just unbelievable. Liz, Suzanne and I send our best to you, the kids and the grandkids. Tom was a great guy and his early death is just so tragic. All my best, Clint David

Barbara Heady

October 29, 2020

“Such a close family.”This phrase pops up anytime your sweet family is mentioned and how lovely and rare the sentiment . My heart goes out to all of you for Tom’s untimely death. But the Davis spirit will carry you through. You will be reunited . Love you lots .

Jim & Laura Hoffman

October 27, 2020

Dear Liz, Jackie, Jenny, and Tommy,
We have been thinking of you all daily since last Thursday and are truly sorry for the sudden loss of Tom/your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time and while we cannot offer much to ease your grief, please know that we are here if you need someone to talk to, a place to visit, or just some friendship. May God’s love, grace, and mercy comfort you and heal your broken hearts.

Sincerely,
Jim & Laura Hoffman

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