Thomas Warren Davis, age 100, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday, October 29, 2020, at his home.
He was born October 1, 1920, in Redfield, Kansas, the son of Albert E. Davis and Gladys Boone Davis.
Warren graduated from Uniontown High School with the Class of 1941. He married Birdean Ward on January 22, 1943.
Shortly after their marriage, Warren was called into active duty with the United States Army. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944. He went on to serve in Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. Following his military service, Warren returned to the Redfield area where he farmed for several years.
He later moved to Ft. Scott and began a career with the Water Treatment Plant. He worked there for many years and later retired as Superintendent. The Davis Lift Station is named in his honor.
His first wife, Birdean, preceded him in death on January 22, 1989.
Warren later married Roberta Hixon on July 20, 1991. She passed away on August 28th of this year.
Warren was a longtime member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with members of the community.
Survivors include his son, Jim Davis, of Republic, Missouri and six grandchildren, Matt (Lori) Davis of Ft. Scott, Jamie (Ethan) Bryan, of Springfield, Missouri, Carrie (Cory) West, of Alvin, Texas, Heather (Grant) Hartman and Erica (Brett) Kramer, all of Ft. Scott, and Taryn Davis, of Springfield, Missouri, and a step-granddaughter, Lacey (Dean) Kinzer of Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Also surviving are three brothers, Albert Davis, of Hermitage, Missouri, John Davis of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Gerald Davis, of Iola, Kansas.
In addition to Birdean and Roberta, Warren was preceded in death by a son, Tom Davis, a grandson, Mark Davis, three brothers, Harvey, Glen and Jack Davis and two sisters, Ruth Gilfillan and Betty McCreay.
Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 7th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial with military honors will follow in the Woods Cemetery near Redfield, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.