John Earl Davidson, Sr., age 78, of Jewett, formerly of Freeport, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 in Wheeling Medical Park, Wheeling, WV after a lengthy illness.
Born June 3, 1943 in Mansfield he was the son of the late Earl and Bessie Bonifant Davidson. He honorable served in the Army in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War. After returning from the war he worked for the Scio Pottery Co. for over 10 years and then went to work as a press operator at Gradall in New Philadelphia. In his younger years he enjoyed playing pool and always enjoyed listening to country music and Elvis. John was also an avid NASCAR fan, his favorite drivers where Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Dale Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Elson Davidson, with whom he shared the past 38 years together; sons John (Samantha) Davidson, Jr. of Baltic and Lew (Carrie) Davidson of Dennison; grandchildren Chris, Jacob and Justin; great grandchildren Ryan, Liam, Alina, Jarret and Gideon,; a sister Tammy (Darrin) Miller of Carrollton; brothers Buddy (Flora) Merrin of Richmond and John Merrin of Lisbon area; four nieces and two nephews.
Services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10 am in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Mark Statler officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett with military honors by Scio American Legion Post 482. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
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