Thomas J. Davidson
Thomas J. Davidson, 88, formerly of East Liverpool, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at St. Mary’s Alzheimer Center, Columbiana, Ohio following a brief illness.
He was born in Fredericktown, Ohio on November 11, 1912 and was the son of the late William E. ”Ted” and Verda Blazer Davidson.
Living his entire life in the area, Mr. Davidson retired October 18, 1974 from the former Crucible Steel Co. in Midland, Pa. where he worked as a Maintenance Welder. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during World War II and was baptized at the College Street Christian Church in Olympia, Washington. He was Past Commander of American Legion Post 374 in East Liverpool and the Columbiana Counsel of American Legions. He was a member of the Negley Masonic Lodge 565, Faternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1506 in East Palestine, Past President and life member of Tri State Organization of La Societte, Auxillary of State Highway Patrolman and East Liverpool Veterans Council.
His wife, Elizabeth Tittle Davidson, whom he married in June of 1952 , died June 9, 1983.
He is survived by three sons, Robert E. Davidson of Negley, Ohio, Gordon G. Davidson of Columbiana, Ohio and Richard J. Davidson of Moreno Valley, California; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Elzie Legg of Olympia, Washington, Mrs. Ron Ruth Geer of East Liverpool, Ohio and Mrs. Gloyd Alverda Dearth of Delaware, Ohio; 36 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, William G. Davidson.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Elmore of Emmanuel Baptist church in Marysville, Ohio.
Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens in Rogers, Ohio where the Tri State Veterans Burial group will accord full millitary honors.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday, July 13, 2001 from 5-8 PM.