October 5, 1944 - December 5, 2015
Visitation Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 4:30 -7:30 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home
Friday, December 11, 2015 12:00 noon, Moreland Funeral Home
Thomas R. Davis, age 71, of Westerville, OH passed away after a short, hard fought battle with cancer on December 5, 2015 at Kobacker House. Tom was born on October 5, 1944 to the late Tom and Lillian Davis in Columbus, OH. He grew up in the Linden area and graduated in 1962 from Linden-McKinley H.S. and attended The Ohio State University where he played on the golf team. On January 7th, 1967, Tom married the love of his life, Carolyn (Keeling) Davis. Left to cherish his memory, his wife, Carolyn and their daughter, Loraine (Lorie) and son-in-law, Brian Swank; his adored grandchildren, Danielle Merola and Aric Merola, and step-granddaughters, Morgan and Alexa Swank; brother-in-laws, Rick Keeling and John (Karen) Keeling; and nephews, Jason Keeling and Jared Keeling. His beloved dog, Magee, will wait for him at the front door until she joins him in Heaven. Tom was truly a genuine presence with a big personality who never knew a stranger. He was blessed with many wonderful friends; his most treasured friendship was that of his wife. Tom enjoyed his career as an independent insurance salesman and believed in doing the right thing for the best interest of his customers; many who became personal friends. He was part owner of an agency that was recently acquired by the Stolly Insurance Group. Tom loved his new co-workers and continued to work with the Stolly family in Westerville until the time of his death. Tom attended Central College Presbyterian Church and was a Masonic member of the Capital City Lodge No. 656. In addition to his love of family and friends, Tommy was an avid golfer. He was a member of York Golf Club and enjoyed playing with his grandson, Aric, and many treasured friends. He greatly enjoyed organizing the golf games and trips. Tom was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his contribution to competitive golf as president of the Columbus Golfers Association for many years. He was also a member of the Columbus District Golfers Association. The family would like to thank all of his friends and co-workers for their support of Tom during his fight; it meant so much to him. The family will receive friends at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Shrock Road, Westerville, 43081 on Thursday, December 10th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. where a celebration of his life will be held on Friday, December 11th at 12 noon, Pastor John Atkinson, officiating, with family receiving friends 1 hour before the service.