KINGSFORD — Gary B. Davidson, 76, of Kingsford passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Aurora West Allis Medical Center in Wisconsin.
Gary was born on Feb. 18, 1946, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to the late Blair and Beverly (Cambray) Davidson. Gary was a 1964 graduate of Kingsford High School.
On Aug. 6, 1966, he married the former Diane Luba, sharing nearly 50 years of marriage before she preceded Gary in death on May 2, 2016.
Gary spent the bulk of his working career with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. After retiring he was recruited to work at his daughter and son-in-law’s hardware store for nearly 10 years. Gary had a strong work ethic and was very detail oriented. His nature as a perfectionist showed through in every facet of his life, especially in his woodwork and lawn care.
Gary was a lifetime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. He enjoyed time volunteering with the Kiwanis Club alongside his father, Blair. He and Diane really looked forward to going out to eat with their monthly dinner group. Gary enjoyed camping, golfing, and watching/caring for the neighborhood birds, which he had a special affinity for. His motivation for excellence has always been rooted in Gary’s love for his family.
Gary will be missed by two daughters, Missy Davidson and Christine (Mike) Bruns; five grandchildren, Kassandra White, Chelsie VanWolvelaere (Andy Earhart), Kevin VanWolvelaere, Alyssa (Brandon) Maki and Erika (Matt) Mattson; eight great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Lauren, Evie Lynn, Lela, Halle, Holland, Ada and Pryor; 2 brothers, Steve (Jan) Davidson and Jim (Kathy) Davidson; a special mother-in-law, Lorraine Luba; and many other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Diane Davidson; parents, Blair and Beverly Davidson; along with his friend and uncle, Jack Cambray.
Visitation will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 808 Carpenter Ave., from 9 until 11 am on Saturday, May 14, with Rev. Geri Hamlen officiating the memorial service at 11 am
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s name to benefit the Dickinson County Cancer Closet, 201 E. Breitung Ave. Kingsford, MI 49802.
Gary’s family would like to thank his nephew, James Davidson Jr., who spent many tireless evenings watching over Gary, his gift of time was greatly appreciated, along with the staff of Froedert Hospital and Select Specialty Medical for the excellent care they provided.
Condolences to the family of Gary Blair Davidson may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.