He was born May 7, 1923 in Turnerville, to the late Dolph Columbus Davidson and Annie Cleo Dawkins Davidson. Mr. Davidson attended Mount Zion Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was previously employed as generating plant operator for Georgia Power Co., founder of Davidson Well Boring as well as a poultry farmer. He was a member of the VFW, Georgia Power Ambassadors and the H.U.M.P. Pilots Association.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Davidson also was preceded in death by: his first wife, Anne Dockter; second wife, Hazel Geneva Crisp; a brother, Thomas Wyatt Davidson; sisters, Annie Ruth Ivester and Dorothy “Dot” Hardman; and a special longtime friend, Ethel Young.
Survivors include: daughter, Linda Ann Davidson; daughter and son-in-law, Debra Whiting and Johnny of Turnerville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyce Davidson and Eddie and Rita Davidson, all of Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Norma Davidson of Turnerville; grandchildren, Tracy Davidson Marsengill, Chris Davidson, Casey Whiting, Niki Whiting Smith, Wesly Davidson, Kelli Davidson, Chad Davidson and Cassidy Davidson; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, David Ivester, P.T. (something else go here?)
Funeral services were held Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Turnerville with Linda Sisk and Ronald Davidson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with the Rev. Bill Gravely officiating and full military honors provided by the Grant Reeves VFW Post 7720, Habersham County American Legion Post 84, the Rabun County DAV Chapter 15 and the Georgia National Guard.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home in Cornelia was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com/.