Robert Larry Davison, age 87, passed away on Feb. 19, 2019. Larry was born in Imperial, Nebraska, on July 22, 1931, to Clay and Helen Davison. He was brought up learning how to hunt, fish and work. At the age of 17 Larry enlisted in the Army. During his years in the Army, Larry was an Auto Mechanic, a Platoon Sgt. in Korea, a ROTC Instructor at the University of Dayton, in Ohio, a Motor Officer in Germany. Larry attended Armor Officer Advance School. Served as a supply officer in Okinawa. Larry received the National Defense Service Medal w/ First Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, with 2 Bronze Campaign Stars, and a Good Conduct Medal. His last post was Ft. Carson, Colorado, where he retired as a Captain.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother- Arlyn, and son, Ronald Larry Davison.
Larry is survived by his wife, Peg Davison. Children by his first wife, Lily Price: Bob Davison of Parlin, Colorado, Connie Davison of Richmond, Virginia, JoDee Davison of Florida, Cathy Dewsbury of Richmond, Va.. His grandchildren: Lyndsey Winters (Jonny), grandaughter Sofie, Stephanie Davison (Steve Botham , granddaughter, Kayleigh) both of Plante City, Florida, Kristin Davison, and David Davison (Beth), both of Colorado Springs, Colorado. And also many nieces and nephews. Preceded in
Larry loved to hunt, fish, build things and party with family and friends. He was a huge guy in stature and personality. He will be missed.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held Aug. 3rd, 2019 at Larry’s home. Friends and family are invited. More specific times will be disclosed closer to August.
Larry and my marriage was not perfect. But… it was the perfect marriage for us. Larry was my HERO. He was my savior. He gave me confidence to do things I’ve always wanted to do. He very much resembled a “bear”. He was a kind and gentle man most of the time and yet if you crossed him he could be a bear of a man. Most people that knew Larry never crossed him. He was highly respected by his fellow peers & family.
Larry loved to hunt and fish and was very good at it.
He also loved to build things, houses, cabins anything. He had a great sense of humor and loved to play jokes on people. For instance the “mongoose” , or in the chicken house where if you lifted one of the doors to the nests you would get dumped on by straw.
Larry was not the type of person that if you did something wrong he pounced on it and never let you forget it. Once I shot his truck with a pistol (not on purpose). His only concern was if I had shot myself. He never said anything about his truck. In fact he would kiddingly ask people “Ask Peg what’s the biggest thing she’s ever shot?” In which I would reply. Larry’s truck!
Larry loved his kids although he didn’t get to see his daughter’s as much as he would have liked. He did love to have them visit.
As I’ve said. Larry was my HERO, and I will miss him. Love you dear !! Peg