Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reverend Thomas Miller Davis (June 24th, 2011)

Reverend Thomas Miller Davis, 83, went to be with our Lord Friday morning June 24th, 2011 at his home.

He was born on February 27th, 1928 in Williamsburg, KY, son of the late Thomas Millard Davis and Effie Marie (Towe) Davis.

Rev. Davis has faithfully served his Lord and his community since April of 1973. Serving as Pastor at Churches of the Nazarene in Saylor Park, OH, Ripley, OH and Greenville, OH where he retired in June of 1997. Following his retirement he began to serve as interim Pastor at various churches where he was needed, most recently serving as Pastor for the past two years in Union City, IN.

Rev. Davis also has 39 years working for various newspapers, including the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Ripley Bee. He also enjoyed working with the youth of Brown County through the 4-H program, where he served for 9 years. Rev. Davis also served his country as a member of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Carl, Arthur and Clarence (Red) Keith.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou (Nace); two sons, Doug (Tami) of Ripley, OH; and Lonnie of Miamiville, OH. Four daughters, Denise Davis of Owensville, OH; Monica (Tom) Rosselot of Owensville, OH; Dana Davis of Seattle, WA; and Cindy (Shane) Palmer of Chilhowie, VA. Grandchildren, Kelly (Darole) Reese, Micah (Jason) Shircliff, Makayla, Faith and Rebecca Palmer, Bailey Joy and Colton Davis. Great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, MaKenzie and Bryce Reese, Adison and Aubrey Shircliff.

Services will be held on Monday, June 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the Greenville Church of the Nazarene, Greenville, OH with Rev. D. Geoffrey Kunselman and Rev. Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow on Tuesday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Sugar Tree Ridge Cemetery, Hillsboro, OH. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Monday at the Greenville Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Camp and Conference Center, 272 Jack Oak Point Road, Saint Mary’s Ohio 45885.

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