Davis, Thomas Martin

Former Mr. Hixson High Flew C-130s With The Air Force

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Thomas Martin Davis
Thomas Martin Davis

Thomas Martin Davis, age 80, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at Generations Center of Spencer, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021.

Mr. Davis was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Ovis and Edna G. Davis.  He was a longtime resident of Hixson, Tennessee, a Hixson High School graduate, and was named Mr. Hixson High in 1958.  In 1970, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard prior to his enlistment to the U.S. Air Force.  His active years of service included two years of foreign services at the Naha Air Force Base, Okinawa where he received the Airman of the month award of the 51st Organizational Maintenance Squadron.  Airman Davis served as Crew Chief on a C-130 Hercules aircraft.  Other tours of duty included the Philippines, Congo, and Da Nang during the onset of the Vietnam War. 

He was a former employee with Lockheed, Marietta, Georgia, and K-Mart where he was a Construction Field Representative. 

Mr. Davis often recalled his love for flying C-130’s, military buddies, music, family and friends. 

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Denton Davis, and his grandparents, Dessie and Ephraim Hixson, and Sally and Grady Godsey.

Mr. Davis is survived by his sister, Catherine Sue Stults; brother, O. Grady Davis; daughter, Marta (Ben) Davis; son, Jeff Davis; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

There will be no visitation.

Graveside services will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

The family expressed their sincere gratitude to the staff at Generations Center of Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bledsoe County Veterans Park,  P.O. Box 575, Pikeville, Tennessee 37367 in care of Tommy Nipper.         

If you aren’t comfortable in attending the service you may join us live for the service at https://www.facebook.com/chattanooganorthchapel/

 

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks at all times, and all CDC measures be followed at the cemetery.

 

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.  Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com


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