Mr. Tommy Lee “Two Fingers” Davis, age 61, of Cave City, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Tommy was born on November 11, 1960, a son of the late Russell Wilson Davis and Vernia Lorene (Gipson) Davis. Tommy , moved from Chicago to Cave City 34 years ago and quickly made his way into the hearts of most residents. In his former days he had been through a lot, a couple ex wives, shot, stabbed, and even bit by a snake. He said it took Cave City to clean him up which is ironic because he spent most of his time cleaning up Cave City, at one point even working for the city on the garbage truck.
We all looked after Tommy and he looked after us, in his own way. If you owned a business in Cave City then chances are you would encounter Tommy making his morning rounds to see that you opened on time, cleaned up the front of your place and that your trash was taken out. He became everyone’s unofficial manager and in return we made him feel valued and important, because that’s what he was even if we didn’t realize the magic he was creating at the time.
There are many things that can strengthen a community and Tommy did them all. He welcomed new people to town, volunteered his time, only shopped local, was always the first to vote on election day and was honest about who he was and the mistakes he made so that we could learn from them. Tommy was the common denominator that had the power to bring us together, maybe it’s because he didn’t care if you liked him or maybe it’s because even if he didn’t like you he still made sure your yard was clean. Either way, you always knew what you were going to get with Tommy and that made it easy to be his friend.
Even though Tommy didn’t live a conventional life, he lived it on his own terms and there’s a lot to be respected about that. In a time when it’s easy to label people, we all just saw Tommy as a person who we took in as a relative. Cave City will not be the same without seeing Tommy making his rounds every morning on his bicycle or his evening calls and check ins where he would cry and tell you how much he loved you. In a time when the world needs that kind of love more than ever, it makes it a lot harder to let this one go. We will forever miss you Tommy Two Fingers.
He is survived by a daughter; Crystal Davis, a son; Robbie Compton, one granddaughter; Izabella Wagers, one sister, Donna Jean Wilson, and one brother, Michael Davis. Several nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends throughout the Cave City area also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Davis, and four brothers; David, Johnny, Bobby, and Terry Davis.
A Celebration of Tommy’s Life will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at The Dive, 203 Broadway, Cave City, Kentucky 42127.
Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Tommy “Two Fingers” and his family at this time.