Walter A. Davidson


Walter A. Davidson, 103, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Friday, May 09, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Taylor Springs, IL.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the church.  Rev. Jeff Hemken, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen, IL with  Military rites at graveside by V.F.W. Post #1306 and American Legion Post #425.

Mr. Davidson was born on March 25, 1911, in Atwater, IL, to the late Henry & Cora May (Evans) Davidson.  He married Hazel Davidson, they later divorced; he then married Frances Wilson on April 10, 1943 in St. Charles, MO. She preceded him in death. He then married Marie Ellen Schwab on June 9, 2001 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. She also preceded him in death.  Mr. Davidson served in the Army during WWII.  He had worked as a Truck Driver, in Farming & was a Minister in United Methodist Church from 1956 until retirement. He had lived in Sangamon County, IL; Christian County, IL; Fillmore, IL; Robinson, IL; Lawrenceville, IL and many other towns with his ministry; then moved to Hillsboro, IL in 2000.

Mr. Davidson is survived by four grandchildren, David Davidson (wife, Dee); Keith Davidson, Jr. (wife, Rhonda); Pamela Albridge & Vicki Elliott (husband, Mike); twelve great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Davidson of Girard, IL.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Keith E. Davidson, Sr.; two brothers, Merrill Davidson, Ralph Davidson and three sisters, Wilma Ragsdale, Velma Roper & Annice McCuen.

Memorials are suggested for United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, IL or Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.