Denzil Davidson Jr. 1943 - 2010 Lawrence
A memorial gathering for Denzil “Dale” Davidson Jr., 66, Lawrence, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.
Mr. Davidson died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Neosho, Mo., the son of Denzel D. Sr. and Francis Culkin Davidson.
He graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1964 aboard the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans DD754 as a boiler operator. He worked in the maintenance department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from 1967 to 1972 and at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant as a boiler operator and maintenance supervisor from 1972 to 1993. From 1994 to 2001, he worked for the Lawrence Bus Company as a driver and route supervisor, and from 2001 to 2010 he was a shift supervisor at MV Transportation.
Mr. Davidson was a member of the American Legion Post 64 in Pittsburg and the Boy Scouts of America.
He married Sondra D. Heavin on Jan. 8, 1965, in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2007.
Survivors include his father, Denzel “Denny” D. Davidson Sr., Pittsburg; two daughters, Jani D. Heavin, Olathe, and Denise D. Jones, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; one son, Duane L. Davidson, Shawnee; one brother, Jerry L. Davidson, Reno, Nev.; and 10 grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.