Mr. Thomas Jackson Davis Jr. was born in Rome on July 21, 1931. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science degree in Animal Science in 1955. He worked for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service for 32 years. His entire career was dedicated to youth development through 4-H Club work. In 1958, he married JoAnn Crawford, to whom he has been married for 56 years.
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He is also survived by his son Thomas (Tommy) Jackson Davis III and his wife, Sheilah; his two grandsons, Thomas (Jackson) Davis IV and Mitchell Perry Davis; a sister, Frances Lovell; niece, Beth Schuler and her family; and an uncle, William (Bill) Bussey.
He is an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and is survived by a loving church family.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 27, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church - 404 Washington St. NW - Gainesville, Ga. A family burial will be held at Trinity Methodist Church in Durand, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund Principal in Memory of Tom Davis.
Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway Southwest
Gainesville, GA 30501
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on June 26, 2014