Tom Davies, “Big Daddy”, of Austin, TX died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the age of 76. He died at home surrounded by his loving family of a very rare form of cancer. Tom, known by most everyone as Big Daddy, lived big and loved big. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Anita Bell Davies, for almost 54 years and through this love story they had a full and wonderful life together.
Tom graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, TX in 1960 where he was president of his class and captain of the football team. He continued his football career and studies with a full scholarship to Baylor University in Waco, TX. After graduating from Baylor, Tom started his work life with Proctor and Gamble. He worked for P&G from 1965-1979. He enjoyed great success with Proctor and Gamble and always attributed this success to their business model and training. He left P&G to start his own company, Processors Unlimited, a computer software company that kept his hand in the grocery industry later expanding into pharmaceuticals and beyond. He started this company with his good friend Wally Naftzger, a former P&G employee.
“Big Daddy” was always involved with his family and their varied activities. Even though he was very committed to his career and development of a new business, he never missed being a part of family activities. Besides being a devoted husband and father, you couldn’t find a more committed and dedicated friend. Whether you knew Big Daddy through business or socially, he was always considered honest, trustworthy and loyal. With this said, everyone knew that God came first in his life! There was never a question of what he believed and always strived to exemplify his beliefs in the way he lived his life.
Tom is survived by his wife, Anita and their 3 daughters, Tracey Mixon and husband Dave, Shelley Helms and husband Mark and Kristi Lavine and husband Mike all of Cedar Park, TX. Big Daddy is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Courtney McBride and husband Chris, Brook Tucker and husband Daniel, Taylor, Tommy, Tyler, and Tatum Lavine, Hayden and Hogan Helms, and Savannah and Shelbie Mixon. He was blessed to have been able to enjoy his three great-grandchildren as well, Kyler and Kenlee McBride and Bennett Tucker. Tom loved his relationship with his nieces and nephew, brother-in-law and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom M. Davies and mother Phyllis Spangler (Davies) Vucko.
A Celebration of Life for Tom will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Austin Christian Fellowship in Austin, TX. The service will begin at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Tom’s name to the following organizations: Baylor Lettermen’s Association, East West Ministries, The Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking), Hill Country Bible Church of Austin, Austin Christian Fellowship or a special organization of your choice.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis – (512) 263-1511. For those desiring, you may also access the online guest registry and obituary at www.wcfish.com.