Richard F Davidson

Richard "Dick" F. Davidson
February 27, 1935 - August 18, 2017


DAVIDSON, Richard F. “Dick” - Of Burton, age 82, died Friday, August 18, 2017 at Genesys Regional Medical Center.


Memorial Visitation 9:30 a.m. and Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at Community of Christ Church, 2120 Wilmar Street, Burton, his daughter, Elder Debora Cavin officiating.


Interment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery with Military Honors 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017.


Cremation has taken place.


Those desiring may make contributions to the Boy Scouts of America.


Richard was born in Bay Port, Michigan on February 27, 1935, the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Coan) Davidson.


On September 10,1955 he married Sue Heaviland in Flint.


He served his country in the U.S. Marines for 8 years. He was a Korean Conflict Combat Veteran and was with the Marine Reconnaissance Company of the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star for valor, Naval Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Naval Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, China Service Medal, Arm Forced Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, United Nations Korean Medal, Naval Scuba Diver Isignia, USMC Rifle Sharp Shooter and Marine Recon Army Rangers Medal.


He ran a Boy Scout Camp for many years.


Mr. Davidson retired from the City of Flint as an acting Chief and worked for the City of Niles as Fire Chief for 10 years.


Surviving are wife, Sue;


children, Rick and wife Patty Davidson,

Debora Cavin,

David and wife Kim Davidson;


grandchildren, Tiffany Ross, Rachael (Joel) Tait, Paul (Cassie) Davidson, Ryan (Beth) Davidson, Steven (Amber) Davidson, Kevin (Kerrene) Davidson and Kristin Trevarrow;


great-grandchildren, Tori, Logan, Jovie, Laney, Hana, Katie, Richard, Chloe, Matthew, Cole, Avery, Asa, Holland and Taylor;


sisters, Susie and husband Al Griffore,

Jorene and husband George Duncan;


many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Best.


Special thanks to the ICU nurses at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Reverence Hospice and Regency of Grand Blanc for all their loving care.

He was a man respected by many, including myself. He served his country and the fire service with pride and professionalism. May God bless my cousin's Sue, Rick, Deb and Dave and their families.
Barry Mazurek

August 27, 2017 | Cedar, MI

Dick was a very good man who loved his family, his country, and his Lord. I was blessed to have known him. May God bless the family with peace and great memories!
Al Jones

August 24, 2017 | Burton, MI | Friend

After They Are Gone

When someone we love passes away,
We ache, but we go on;
Our dear departed would want us to heal,
After they are gone.

Grief is a normal way to mend
The anguish and pain in our hearts;
We need time to remember and time to mourn,
Before the recovery starts.

Let's draw together to recuperate,
As we go through this period of sorrow;
Let's help each other, with tender care
To find a brighter tomorrow.

By Joanna Fuchs

Guest Book

To Chief Davidson's Family ~ I am very sorry for your loss. I have always had the utmost respect for Chief Davidson, he was a great man and will be missed by all that knew him. R.I.P. Chief
Steve Sweeney

August 22, 2017 | Davison, MI

Sorry for your loss. I hadn't seen Dick in many years, but knew him from working at the Red Cross and as a fellow Marine. R.I.P. and Semper Fi
Randy Anderson, Major USMC (retired)
September 24, 2017 | Marshall, VA

I am so sorry for your loss. My husband Ed Pethers worked with Dick and always looked up to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lynda Pethers

September 17, 2017 | Burton, MI

Richard F Davidson

A man is not dead until he is forgotten. Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.