DAVIS JR., THOMAS ALSON (1941 ~ 2018). The following is an obituary for former Texas Department of Public Safety Director Thomas Davis Jr. The obituary was provided by Cook-Walden Funeral Home of Austin.
Thomas A. Davis, 77, of Austin, passed away on September 14, 2018. Tommy was born in Quitman, Mississippi on March 2, 1941.
The family moved to Houston where Tommy attended school and University of Houston. Tommy joined the Department of Public Safety where he dedicated 43 years of service to the citizens of the State of Texas. Tommy served as the Director of DPS until he proudly retired in 2008.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Dorothy, his brother Larry, his sister Helen and his grandson Jaden.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife Claire, his sons Scott and wife Heather, Charles and wife Amanda, his daughter Sandra, and his grandchildren: Derek, Kaley, Kimberly, Alex, Nathan, Carolyn and Katherine and many extended family members.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 20 from 4:30-7:30pm at Cook Walden Funeral Home. Celebration of life services will be on Friday, September 21 beginning at 11:00am with a reception to follow at Shoreline Church. Interment will be at the Texas State Cemetery for a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made to The 100 Club of Central Texas, Texas Children’s Hospital, or to a charity of one’s choice.