William E. “Pete”
William E. “Pete” Davidson, Jr., age 75, of Mount Ida, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
He was born on November 6, 1939, on the Lee Wilson Plantation in Mississippi County, the son of William Edward Davidson, Sr. and Francis Elenore Carter Davidson. On May 9, 1959, he married Shirley Johnston Davidson who preceded him in death on March 3, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Pete was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Mount Ida. He moved his family to the area in 1966 and worked for Mount Ida Footwear and the Mount Ida Water Department for several years before becoming the owner of Davidson Backhoe Service which he operated for over twenty years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with family, especially during Christmas and other holidays.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Renee’ and Butch Parks of Tampa, Florida and Tammy and Darryl Bostow of Hot Springs; five grandchildren, Dana Bostow, Brandon Parks, Jessica Parks, Kristen Bostow and Trey Parks; his great-grandson, Daniel Bostow; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard D. “Joe” and Maxine Davidson of Samburg, Tennessee and Jimmy F. and Sue Davidson of Paragould; one sister, Mildred Ruth “Susie” Dorton of Springfield, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Faith Tabernacle at Mount Ida with Bro. Rob Young officiating.
Visitation was Friday evening, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Interment was in the Blish Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Pallbearers were Butch Parks, Darryl Bostow, Brandon Parks, Trey Parks, Kenneth Cook, Kevin Wilson and Donny Ellison.
Memorials may be made to the Faith Tabernacle, P O Box 1263, Mount Ida, Arkansas, 71957.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.