Kelly Brent Davidson
Published: October 15, 2017
Kelly Brent Davidson, 72, passed away on Oct. 11, 2017 at home in Bentonville, Ark. He was born on Sept. 1, 1945 in Steele, Mo., the son of Harry and Eleanor Davidson.
Kelly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1963-1967, with one deployment to Vietnam. He was a crew chief on UH 34D Helicopters. Upon returning to the states, he was stationed in Arizona at the Yuma U.S. Marine Corps Air Station. This is where he met and married Judy on Aug. 21, 1967.
After Kelly was discharged, they moved to Judy's hometown, Milwaukee, Wis. From there, after various moves, they settled in Bentonville, Ark., in 1978. Most of his career was in Food Retail Sales, which probably led to his passion for cooking for family and friends. In retirement, he continued to go to the grocery stores daily to shop and visit. He knew NO strangers!
He loved baseball, and coaching and umpiring both John and David all through their school years… the last 20 years revolved around his four grandchildren of whom he adored.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harry Lee Davidson.
Kelly is survived by his mother, Eleanor Davidson, 90, of Judsonia, Ark.; his wife, Judy Davidson of the home; two sons, John Davidson and wife, Teri and their children, Andrew and Savannah of Cumming, Ga., and David Davidson and wife, Gabrielle and their children, Eve and Cameron of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Ricky Davidson and wife, Cynthia of Bald Knob, Ark.; two sisters, Laura McCall and husband, Don of El Paso, Ark., and Paula Thornsberry and husband, Danny of Searcy, Ark.; a brother-in-law, Roger Norbeck and wife, Sandy of Bella Vista, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Nancy Jones of Bentonville, Ark.; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers, Ark., with military honors provided. Visitation will be from 1 p.m., until service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circle of Life Legacy Village Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, Ark., 72712.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers, Ark., Memories may be shared at stockdalefuneral.com.
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