Raymond  Davidson


Raymond O. Davidson, Jr. 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1934 at Mount Calm, Texas to Raymond Davidson, Sr. and Mary Grissom Davidson. He has lived in Corsicana since December of 2006 and as an active member of St. Luke Methodist Church. Before moving to Corsicana, he had lived in Ennis for 20 years.
As a young man he attended the 11th Avenue United Methodist Church, now known as St. Luke United Methodist Church, with his dear grandparents, whenever he could find a ride from Dallas to Corsicana to be with them. He loved spending time with his grandparents and cousins whenever possible.
While serving in the Coast Guard he was stationed in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Kentucky. He worked on Light House Stations and Light Ships, retiring with the rank of Chief, After retiring from the Coast Guard, he joined the Dallas Police Department as patrolman and also serves a member of the Mounted Horse Patrol serving as security as the parks of Dallas, especially White Rock Lake, Kiest Boulevard area and the State Fair yearly. After working for 22 years with the Dallas Police Department as a bailiff for six years.
Raymond was a real cowboy and he loved all things western; the clothes, guns, hats, boots, pictures, decor, guitars, other musical instruments, music, movies, magazines, books and he was even a writer of Western short stories. He was a bull rider and he owned horses and rode in rodeos.
Ray was preceded in deatht by his father, mother, sister, Sharron Thompson; brother, Jackie Davidson; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davidson and cousin Britt Vanderford.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Hayes Davidson, of Corsicana; children, Raymond Odell Davidson III and wife Kathy of Richardson, Robert Laurence Davidson of Mesquite, Tamara Ann Davidson of Dallas, step-children, Jerry Davis and wife Margaret of Retreat, Sherrie and Mike Wendt of Corsicana, Terri Bailes of Corsicana; grandchildren, Brian Davidson of Dallas, Paul Davidson and wife Magli of Colorado and Taylor Davidson and wife Erainna of Grapevine, Rachel Davidson of Garland; sister-in-law, Estelle Davidson of South Padre Island; cousins, Bobby D. Davidson and Margie Talkington; nephew, Michael Thompson and wife Margaret of Stoughton, Ma. In addition to the grand children listed there are 45 plus step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family was held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Jackie Davidson, Chopper Davidson, Taylor Davidson, Davis Bailes, Jerry Davis and Hector Cabrera. Honory pallbearers were the United Methodist Men of St. Luke United Methodist Church and Mile Wendt. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat
Published on June 4, 2019
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