Donald 'Doggie' Davison


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Posted Online: April 30, 2013, 4:33 pm
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Donald L. "Doggie" Davison, 88, of New Boston, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Aledo Rehab and Health Care Center.
Services are 11 a.m. today with visitation one hour prior at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial, with graveside military rites, will be at New Boston Cemetery. Memorials may be left for Aledo Rehab and Health Care Center.
Donald was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Aledo, a son of Thomas and Norma Summers Davison. He married Georgia Morey on Dec. 5, 1942, in Aledo. She died June 25, 1999.
The Davisons always lived in Mercer County, including the towns of Aledo, Joy and New Boston. In his early years, he was a truck driver. He then worked in the body shop at Henderson's in Aledo for many years, retiring in 1987.
He served in the Army during World War II and was honorably discharged with a Purple Heart. He was a member of Mercer County VFW Post 1571.
Donald was crafty; he enjoyed woodworking, including making truck and semi models, and creating stained glass. He also enjoyed watching birds and feeding squirrels.
Survivors include his children (and spouses), George (Virginia) Davison, Milan, Marilyn Faulkner, Joy, and Gary (Elaine) Davison, Geneseo; seven grandchildren (and spouses), Tim (Lisa) Davison, Todd (Julie) Davison, Rex Davison, April (Kurt) Davis, Shelli (Don) Edlund, Scott (Marcie) Faulkner and Sam (Angie) Faulkner; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and twin brother at birth.
Online condolences may be left at dennisonfuneralhome.com.














 



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