Saturday, June 6, 2009
Gerald G. Davison, 1928-2004
Gerald Davison, age 75 of Centerville, died Friday, January 16, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. He was born in rural Moulton, Iowa to Roy and Regina (Crow) Davison on March 22, 1928. He attended Beetrace Co. school northwest of Moulton.
Gerald was united in marriage on December 25, 1948 to Evelyn Taylor at the Udell Brethern manse in Udell, Iowa. The two farmed northwest of Moulton until they moved west of Numa and farmed until moving to Centerville in 1967. After moving to Centerville he began his employment with Appanoose County Secondary Road Dept., where he worked 22 years before retiring in 1990 as the truck foreman.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn, two sons: Harold and his wife Beth of Chaska, MN and Donald and his wife Debra of Centerville; five grandchildren, Michelle Reed and her husband Harry of Chariton, Melanie Maass of Creston, Deanna Moorman and her husband Bill of Centerville, Destry Davison of San Francisco, Ca., Danielle Davison of Centerville; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Behtel Ballanger of Coatsville, MO; a brother-in-law, Fred Earl Taylor and his wife of Ottumwa; two sister-in-laws, Camielle Davison of Centerville, and Esther Davison of Hubbard, Iowa. Gerald was preceded in death by one son Jerald Gene; his parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Richard.
Graveside service will be held at 2 PM Monday, January 19, 2004 at the Jerome Cemetery with Pastor Gale Bellinger officiating. Friends may call Sunday from noon until 8 PM with the family present from 6-8 PM at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, Centerville.
A memorial has been established to the Jerome Cemetery or the Davison Great Grand Children Educational Fund and may be left or mailed to the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Centerville, Iowa 52544 or send condolences at www.thomaslangefuneralhome.com.