Larry Gail Davidson, age 71, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016, in Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
Born on May 21, 1944, in Kirksville, Missouri, Larry was the son of Francis Marion and Eileen Berniece Reesman Davidson.
He was united in marriage to Barb Mathes on July 27, 1962, in Kirksville, Missouri, and to this union one daughter, Sherry, was born.
On August 16, 1980, at Lake Ozarks, Missouri, Larry was united in marriage with Marjorie (Marge) Craggs Peters.
Surviving are his wife, Marge Davidson, of Edina, Missouri; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Reno and John of Muscatine, Iowa; three step-children, Mike Peters and Bev, of Edina, Missouri, Susan Hartsock and Dennis of Oregon, Missouri, and Steve Peters and Debbie of Edina, Missouri; three grandchildren, Alison and Hunter Moss and Macy Reno; six step-grandchildren, Brad and Sara Peters, Brett and Amy Peters, Heath and Kia Hartsock, Amanda Markt, Shelly and Jessie Gray, and Lorrie Peters, numerous step great-grandchildren; three brothers, Norman Davidson and Rhonda of Kirksville, Missouri, Marty Davidson and Dorothy of Edina, Missouri, Art Davidson and Kitty of Leander, Texas; six sisters, Frances Kelley and Gary of Green Castle, Missouri, Barbara Peterson and Richard of Taleta, Texas, Penny Davidson of Kirksville, Missouri, Janet Garlock and Dennis of Gibbs, Missouri, Wava Phillips and Jeff of Greentop, Missouri, and Kate Laird and Ralph of LaPlata, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Howard Davidson.
Larry received his education in Adair County and graduated from Brashear High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from April 1968 to January 1970. Larry was employed for a number of years as a meat cutter in Kirksville, Missouri, and several years as an ad salesman for The Edina Sentinel. Larry was a past member of the Masonic Lodge in Kirksville, Missouri, and a past member of the Edina Country Club and was proud of the fact he had a hole in one.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Ken Berry will officiate for the services. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Hurdland I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Norman Davidson, Marty Davidson, Art Davidson, Gary Kelley, Dennis Garlock, Ralph Laird, Jeff Phillips, Richard Peterson and Jim Kirschmann.
Visitation will be held from 12 noon Thursday, February 11, 2016, till time of services at 2 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Memorials in memory of Larry G. Davidson may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or Hurdland I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.