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Donzil D. Davidson, Sr.

May 21, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Donzil D. Davidson, Sr., 87, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away May 19, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, following a brief illness.

He was born March 25, 1926, at Burnt House, Ritchie County, W.Va., a son of the late Windfred and Sarah Smith Davidson. Donzil retired from the former Parkersburg Steel Company after 38 years of services as a die setter. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and raising pigs over the years. He also enjoyed the harmonica, which he had a long-time talent playing.

Surviving is one daughter, Helen Hall; one son, James Davidson; one step-daughter, Joyce Gorrell; two step-sons, Charles and Michael Davis; one sister, Genevieve Prunty; two nieces, Janet Echard and Betty Byers; and numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his wife of 34 years, Lilly N. Taylor Davis Davidson; one son, Donzil D. Davidson, Jr.; and two brothers, Nobel Collins and Ray Barker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg, with Mr. Jim Lynch officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the funeral home.

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