Tim Davie knew how to ask, in 10 languages, “Would you like to buy stamps?”
He would greet customers of the Oak Park Post Office by name when they walked in the door.
When customers were uncertain how to mail a package, he would suggest the cheapest option.
So it came as a shock to regular customers when another postal clerk had the unenviable task of informing them in mid-January that Tim had suffered a stroke, had been taken to the hospital, and had died. He was 56.
More than 100 people signed the guest register during the viewing at Thompson’s Funeral Home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds more attended his funeral at Thrive Church in Elk Grove, where he was a member.
A native of Indiana, he served four years in the Air Force and was honorably discharged at McClellan Air Force Base in 1986. He was a postal worker for more than three decades.
He was an avid golfer who organized an annual Father’s Day golf outing with his many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lisa Ann Davie; children Terrell Davie, Latrice Milton, Kamile Milton, Timothy Davie Jr., and Miles Davie; brother Robert F. Davie; sister Doris E. Davie; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to Wellspring Women’s Center.