Thomas (Tom) Henry Davis passed peacefully with his daughters by his side on July 31, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon at the age of 77. Tom was born in Toledo, Ohio, raised in Ojai, California, but spent his last 35 years in Brookings, the place he felt most at home.
Throughout his life, Tom pursued careers in carpentry, advertising, restaurant management, politics, and art. During the early years of the Vietnam, Tom served honorably as a Naval radarman on the USS Black.
Tom moved to Brookings in 1984 and soon became an active member in the community. He put his hat in the ring in 1991 for Mayor and served two terms in office from 1992-1996. He was very proud of the city’s achievements during this time, including acquisition of Azalea Park and hosting the Oregon Mayoral conference.
Tom is survived by two of his three daughters; Heather (Davis) Hilgart & husband Josh and Glyndyn Davis, both of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife Julie (Maynard) Davis, his daughter Lindsey Davis and his parents Sara Edna (Chase) Davis and William Henry Davis.
Tom was at times larger than life, his charm and boisterous nature entertained many and annoyed some, but his presence will be missed, especially by those whom he loved and loved him.
Tom’s ashes will be spread by his daughter’s, according to his wishes, in a private celebration of his life. All those who wish to remember Tom kindly, can donate in his name to the Brookings Food Bank or Humane Society.