Canton- Charles R. Davidson, 74, of 893 E. Elm St. died at 8:32 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home.
He was born June 22, 1938 in Smithfield, IL the son of Everett and Dessa (Martin) Davidson. He married Martha Ault on August, 16, 1985 in Camdenton, MO. She survives of Canton.
Also surviving are 7 children, James R. “Jim” Davidson of Kirkwood, IL, Michael “Mike” (Angela) Davidson of Jacksonville, NC, Terry Davidson of Canton, Charles E. “Gene” Davidson of Canton, Julie (Chad) Hinderliter of Canton, Amy Montgomery of Canton and Thomas L. DeMott of Peoria; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother Donnie Davidson of Cuba; 5 sisters, Annabell Hopping of Lewistown, Mary Lou Bixby of Canton, Audrey (Carl) Day of Canton, Marie (Dale) Harrison of Peoria and Barb Nelson; and an Aunt, Carrie Mae Davis of Banner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jerry D. DeMott, one grandson, Jonathan Randall “Randy” Hughes, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
He was the Sexton at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton for 37 ½ years.
He accepted Christ on October 29, 2012. He was a great husband and best friend to Martha. He was a very loving father and grandfather “papa”. He enjoyed hunting deer and ‘coons, mowing, yardwork and helping others. He also enjoyed visiting with friends and family. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed.
His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Barb Nelson, his sister, will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital or Easter Seals.
To view Charles’ memorial DVD or to submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com