George Davison, 82, of Lincoln, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held Monday, November 16, 2015 at Jefferson Street Christian Church at 5:30 PM with Henry Johnson and Michael Mallick officiating. Food and fellowship will follow. There will be no burial at this time. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln has been entrusted with his care.
George was born April 28, 1933 in Brownstown, IL., the son of Delbert and Lucy (Ward) Davison. He married Shirley Gaylor on August 10, 1958 in Vandalia, IL.
Mr. Davison proudly served his country in the United States Army and was blessed to have recently been a part of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. George graduated from Vandalia Community High School where he was active in sports. He was a switchman/lineman for GTE for many years, retiring in 1993. After retirement he worked as a free lance commercial telephone and computer repairman for Lincoln College and other area businesses. He enjoyed electronics repair, computers, general handyman work, and was a MC Donalds coffee group regular.
Surviving are his wife Shirley Davison of Lincoln, IL.; his daughters: Colleen (Dennis) Helker of Cincinnati, OH., Gena (Lance) Seibert of Glen Carbon, IL., Kathi (Ken) Savoie of Houston, TX., and April (Patrick) Doolin of Lincoln, IL.; grandchildren: Courtney (Jordan) Longhi, Keaton Savoie, Layna Seibert, Elyssa Helker, Elliot Savoie, Kyra Doolin, Honna Doolin, Anna Helker, Adriana Doolin, and Luke Doolin; sister Jean Oldani of St. Louis, MO.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Delbert Davison Jr., sister Louella Schultz, brother Clois Davison, and infant brother Denzel Davison.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Street Christian Church or to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.