John (Jr.) Davison

December 23, 2023

John Davison Obituary

John Graham Davison, Jr., Eighty-Three, of Hollywood, Alabama, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 23, 2023, after a short, but brave, battle with pancreatic cancer. The oldest son of John G. and Ruth P. [Fairbanks] Davison, Sr., John Jr. was born in Springfield, Vermont, on June 6, 1940. He grew up in Andover, Vermont and attended grades one through four 11-41 at the Peaseville School and grades five through eight [5-8] at the Simonsville School in Andover, Vermont. From there he attended and graduated from the Chester High School in Chester, Vermont. After high school, John enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in several active-duty stints in Vietnam. Once discharged, he took every opportunity to support and encourage fellow service members and veterans whether it be by thanking them for their service with a firm handshake or by anonymously paying for their breakfast. In March of 2020, John and his wife, Doris, moved to Hollywood, Alabama, from Killeen, Texas, where they were embraced as a part of the tight knit community. John attended Center Point Baptist Church in Scottsboro, and was an active member of the Scottsboro VFW, enjoying the camaraderie and many friendships he made there. He enjoyed few things more than a good cup of coffee, mowing his lawn with military precision and taking road trips on any one of the many motorcycles he owned over the years. In his spare time. John could often be found in his garage creating wood art from simple birdhouses to much more extensive, and detailed, pieces that he often gifted to his family and friends. John is survived by his wife, Doris M. Davison, his daughter Destiny Davison Doremus [Jonathan] of Temple, Georgia, his daughter, Ruthellen Davison of Keene, New Hampshire, his son, John G. Davison, III [Faith] of Saint Joseph, Missouri, and his daughter Louie S. Davison Underwood [Bill] of Alta Vista, Kansas. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Danl D. Doremus, Christopher B. Davison, Emma C. Davison, Nicholas G. Davison, Anna-Grace R. Davison, Braven E. Underwood, Alden Z. Underwood, and Caymen R. Underwood. In addition to his step-daughters, Lisa D. Steele of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Melissa K. Steele of Greensboro, North Carolina, John is also survived by his step-sister L. Sharon Baker of Chester, Vermont, and his cousin Wanda Davison Matti [Hank] of Andover, Vermont. John was predeceased in death by his father John G. Davison, Sr., of Andover, Vermont, his mother Ruth P. [Fairbanks]. Davison Park of Rockingham. Vermont, his brother Ronald S. Park, his half-sister Anna J. [Davison] Kalinen and his step-brother Kevin M. Baker, all of Andover, Vermont. There are no calling hours. A graveside service, with full military honors performed by the Sequatchie Valley Veteran Honor Guard, will be held at Pinehaven Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, at 3 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2024. The Valley Funeral Home in Scottsboro, Alabama, has been entrusted with the arrangements. John's children would also like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the exceptional nurses and hospice aides at Gentiva Hospice who provided the very best care for their father as well as incredible support for his wife, Doris.

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Graveside Service
January 27, 2024

3:00 PM
Pinehaven Memorial Gardens
Highway 72 East
Hollywood, AL 35752


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