Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Gerald Davison, 1928-2004
Centerville Iowegian – 20 January 2004
Gerald Davison, 75, of Centerville died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born in rural Moulton to Roy and Regina (Crow) Davison on March 22, 1928. He attended Beetrace County School northwest of Moulton.
Gerald was united in marriage on Dec. 25, 1948 to Evelyn Taylor at the Udell Brethren Manse in Udell. 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, Minn., 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, Calif., Danielle Davison of Centerville; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Bethel Ballanger of Coatsville, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Fred Earl Taylor and his wife of Ottumwa two sisters-in-law, Camielle Davison of Centerville and Esther Davison of Hubbard.
Gerald was preceded in death by one son, Jerald Gene; his parents; and two brothers, Lloyd and Richard.
Graveside service was held Monday at the Jerome Cemetery with Pastor Gale Bellinger officiating. Visitation was Sunday at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home in Centerville.
A memorial has been established to the Jerome Cemetery or Davison Great Grandchildren Education Fund and may be left at or mailed to the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Centerville, IA 52544 or send condolences at: thomaslangefuneralhome.com
Gerald and Evelyn Mae (Taylor) Davison's
Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 4, Block 30, Lot 11