John Lawrence “Larry” Davidson
Memorial service for John Lawrence “Larry” Davidson, 75, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Masonic and Military Honors will follow the service. He died February 28, 2014 at his home of Esophageal Cancer.
Larry was born on May 13, 1938 in Independence, Kansas, the son of Lawrence Orville and Mabel Marie (McCluskey) Davidson. He married Angelyn “Angie” (Webb) on June 8, 1963 in Waycross, GA.
He graduated from Wichita High School East and earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Wichita State University. He was a U.S. Air Force Pilot and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Larry worked in Marketing at Cessna and Boeing in Wichita. He also owned and operated Four Flags Trading Company in Wichita.
Larry was a member of Jayhawk Model Masters, Clan Davidson Society USA, Masonic Lodge #99, Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association, and Lawrence Friends of the Library. He loved history, traveling the world with Angie, and building model airplanes, boats, and train layouts.
Survivors include wife, Angie; son Andy Davidson (Nikki) Gig Harbor, Washington; daughter, Julie Bell (Steed) Lawrence; eight grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Allison Bell and Natalie, Alyssa, Caroline, Savannah, Elliana Davidson.
The family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service Monday at the Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to Esophageal Cancer Action Network or Jamie’s Heart Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.