WEST POINT – James L. Davidson, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at at his home. He was born July 4, 1930, in West Point, to Essie Hazlewood and Jesse Thomas Davidson. He worked in the Accounting Department at Babcock and Wilcox Company for 40 years and was a member of First Christian Church. He loved to hunt and killed an eight point buck during last year’s season. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. A veteran of U.S. Army National Guard, having served during Korean War, he married Judy Wright Davidson March 3, 1956, in Columbus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kirby Loyd officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Montpelier.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Wright Davidson of West Point; daughter, Marsha Lynn Langford (Richard) of Tupelo; one son, Charles T. Davidson of West Point; his daughter-in-law, Kay Thompson Davidson of Pheba; two grandchildren, Jacob Thomas Davidson and Amber Michelle Langford; one sister, Dena Beth Lawson (Bobby) of Woodstock, Ala.; and one brother, Jesse Donald Davidson (Charlotte) of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Davidson; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Lynwood Prescott, Tommy Henley, Dennis Lang, Billy Young, Robert D. Lawson, Tracy Davidson, Benny Clark and Barry Sansing. Honorary pallbearers will be Norwood Clark, John Lester, John Ralph Hazelwood, Wiley Lang, Ron Schmidt, Harold Keller, Charles Orman, Dr. Andrew Wartak, Dr. Andrew H. Kellum, Dr. T. N. Braddock, Dr. Charles G. Pigott, Dr. Robert Howland and the Hardee’s Breakfast Group.
Visitation is 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Hwy 46, Pheba, MS 39755 or to First Christian Church, P. O. Box 208, West Point, MS 39773.