Retired KSU professor emeritus of English dies at 84

Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis

Alyssa Schmitt

Thomas M. Davis, professor emeritus of English at Kent State, died Oct. 17, 2014.

Davis became a part of the Kent community in 1968 when he joined the English Department. He began doing grave rubbings in England and later began studying Western Literature, said Larry Andrews, a friend of Davis and dean emeritus of the Honors College.

“He was a great friend and mentor, and not just to his students, but to younger colleagues,” Andrews said. “He had a strong sense of justice; he was willing to fight for a good cause. He had a lot of enthusiasm and a wide range of interests.”

Davis’ memorial service will be held at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent on Friday, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Contact Alyssa Schmitt at [email protected].