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Thomas Edward Davis, Jr.

Newberry, South Carolina

September 6, 1969 - June 23, 2024

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr. Obituary

Thomas Edward Davis Jr. affectionately known as Tommy, took his final perpetual flight, making heaven his eternal home. Thomas Edward Davis, Jr. was born on September 6, 1969, to Thomas Edward Davis, Sr. and Margaret Carpenter Davis of Capitol Heights, Maryland. Following his mother's passing, he was lovingly raised by his grandparents,  Odell and Magnolia Davis, in the Helena community of Newberry, South Carolina. He was acknowledged as the "ninth" child of the Davis family, sharing a sibling bond with his aunts.

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr. at a young age gave his life to Christ and became a devoted member of the Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church.  He was an active and cherished member of the Cleveland Inspirational Youth Choir. As an energetic and spirited youth, Thomas was Newberry High’s mascot, “the Tenacious Bulldog”. After completing high school, he earned an Associate’s Degree from Columbia Junior College in Business. He  worked as a manager for Pizza Hut Incorporated. He began his career in the airline industry for Delta Airlines in South Carolina and transferred to the Maryland area where he dedicated many years of service working at multiple airline hubs.  He retired from Reagan Washington National Airport with 28 years of service. He was a member of the Free Masonry (5th Masonic District) Lodge #77 of Dunkirk, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edward Davis Sr. and Margaret Davis; paternal grandparents, Odell and Magnolia Davis. maternal grandparents, Alice Moody and Samuel Carpenter.

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr.  deeply valued his family and friends, making frequent trips to South Carolina. He celebrated family achievements and cherished fellowship at yearly holiday gatherings. He had a passion for traveling and cars. He was known to surprise family members during momentous  occasions.  He enjoyed all genres of music and as a DC native he was a Washington Commander’s  football fan.

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr.  was given the gift of rest on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Although his stay may seem too brief, his life will leave indelible memories with his half sister, Tamika Davis of Maryland; his half brothers, Tyrone Hurts, James Turrell Hurts, and Cornelius Hurts of Washington DC; his aunts, Daisy M. Pringle (James) of Baltimore  MD, Ella M. Hunter of Columbia SC, Sandra Riley (Danny) of Newberry SC and  Rebecca Ann Veney of Columbia SC; Angie Davis of Newberry, SC, Neville, Wade of Virginia, Glory Cox of Maryland, Jacqueline Carpenter of Maryland, and JoAnn Wooley of Tennessee; uncle, Tony Carpenter of Maryland; and  a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, and other family members who are deeply saddened by his loss. He also leaves to cherish his beloved church family and pastor the Dr. Robert  McClinton of Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church.  He will always be remembered for his affectionate response during phone calls, “I love you more.”  May he rest in peace and be remembered with love and fondness.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Thomas Edward Davis Jr. affectionately known as Tommy, took his final perpetual flight, making heaven his eternal home. Thomas Edward Davis, Jr. was born on September 6, 1969, to Thomas Edward Davis, Sr. and Margaret Carpenter Davis of Capitol Heights, Maryland. Following his mother's passing, he was lovingly raised by his grandparents,  Odell and Magnolia Davis, in the Helena community of Newberry, South Carolina. He was acknowledged as the "ninth" child of the Davis family, sharing a sibling bond with his aunts.

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr. at a young age gave his life to Christ and became a devoted member of the Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church.  He was an active and cherished member of the Cleveland Inspirational Youth Choir. As an energetic and spirited youth, Thomas was Newberry High’s mascot, “the Tenacious Bulldog”. After completing high school, he earned an Associate’s Degree from Columbia Junior College in Business. He  worked as a manager for Pizza Hut Incorporated. He began his career in the airline industry for Delta Airlines in South Carolina and transferred to the Maryland area where he dedicated many years of service working at multiple airline hubs.  He retired from Reagan Washington National Airport with 28 years of service. He was a member of the Free Masonry (5th Masonic District) Lodge #77 of Dunkirk, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edward Davis Sr. and Margaret Davis; paternal grandparents, Odell and Magnolia Davis. maternal grandparents, Alice Moody and Samuel Carpenter.

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr.  deeply valued his family and friends, making frequent trips to South Carolina. He celebrated family achievements and cherished fellowship at yearly holiday gatherings. He had a passion for traveling and cars. He was known to surprise family members during momentous  occasions.  He enjoyed all genres of music and as a DC native he was a Washington Commander’s  football fan.

Thomas Edward Davis, Jr.  was given the gift of rest on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Although his stay may seem too brief, his life will leave indelible memories with his half sister, Tamika Davis of Maryland; his half brothers, Tyrone Hurts, James Turrell Hurts, and Cornelius Hurts of Washington DC; his aunts, Daisy M. Pringle (James) of Baltimore  MD, Ella M. Hunter of Columbia SC, Sandra Riley (Danny) of Newberry SC and  Rebecca Ann Veney of Columbia SC; Angie Davis of Newberry, SC, Neville, Wade of Virginia, Glory Cox of Maryland, Jacqueline Carpenter of Maryland, and JoAnn Wooley of Tennessee; uncle, Tony Carpenter of Maryland; and  a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, and other family members who are deeply saddened by his loss. He also leaves to cherish his beloved church family and pastor the Dr. Robert  McClinton of Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church.  He will always be remembered for his affectionate response during phone calls, “I love you more.”  May he rest in peace and be remembered with love and fondness.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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