Timothy Davis Mourned by Washingtonville Community
Missing from home since the evening of Aug. 10, the body of 14 year old Timothy Davis, beloved rising 9th grader in the Washingtonville school district, was found in the woods behind his house on Barnes Road at 8:00 a.m. on Aug. 12.
Both the Blooming Grove and Washingtonville Police Departments and the Washingtonville community of parents and off-duty or retired police officers rallied to find him starting the evening of Aug. 11, 24 hours after he disappeared, and again gathering at 6:00 a.m. the morning of Aug. 12 at the high school to create search parties. His body was recovered shortly thereafter.
Blooming Grove and State Police are investigating the death.
A letter emailed to school district parents by Washingtonville Central School District superintendent Roy Reese at 11:30 a.m. that same day informed parents and students that grief counseling and support services would be available at Taft Elementary School into Aug. 13 and beyond.
A large group of the Washingtonville football family and other community members gathered at the Lasser Park football field on Station Road in Salisbury Mills at 1:30 p.m. to console each other, and to try to deal with the impossibility of what had happened. Middle School principal Teresa Thompson and Fr. Jeffrey Maurer of St. Mary’s Church spoke while people stood in shock and disbelief.
Timmy, as he was known by everybody, was a kind, intelligent, calm, humble, and humorous boy who enjoyed and excelled at academics, football, and baseball. He was and is deeply loved by his mother, father, and two brothers, and by so many in Washingtonville.
Visitation and Funeral will be held at Grace Community Church from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, August 20 at Grace Community Church, 2839 State Route 94, Washingtonville, NY.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 21, also at Grace Community Church. Interment will follow in Washingtonville Cemetery, Washingtonville, NY
Washingtonville Pulls Together In Support of Davis Family
A “Go Fund Me” page has been started to collect donations for the family of Timothy Davis. The Washingtonville Community has been pulling together to be there in support of his family, beginning with a call for funeral expenses:
“Losing someone can be a very difficult thing to experience. Losing someone who is young, talented and beloved by many is even more difficult. Please assist us in helping the family of Timothy Davis, age 14, of Washingtonville, NY raise money for funeral expenses. Please help us to give Timothy the Homegoing Service he deserves.
As we work together through very difficult days ahead, we ask that you lift up in prayer Timothy’s parents Talia & Craig, his brothers, family, friends, and our community. Any and all assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated at this very difficult time.
We are WIZARD strong! ”
As of Tuesday afternoon the Go Fund Me page had collected $28,459 for funeral expenses.
A Meal Trail has also been started, to make this difficult time a little easier for the family. Within hours the community had 14 days worth of healthy meals planned.
CAPTION 1: Timothy Davis. (Photos provided)
CAPTON 2: Friends, family, coaches, and teammates gathered at the Lasser Park football field to support each other as girls wove flowers into the fence.