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.

21 Condolences

  1. Beverly Young on March 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Thinking of you and your family, during your time of need.

  2. Proctor Crow on March 3, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family in this time of need. My prayers are with you. We all know that Larry is in a better place now, and is not suffering.

  3. JoJo Key on March 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Prayers for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers each day. Hugs.

  4. Sarah and Harmon Moody on March 3, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. But I know that you trust in the Lord and therefore you’re not alone. We love you and have you in our prayers.

  5. Diane Scarborough Streetman on March 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Holding you extra close to my heart and praying that precious memories will sustain you and your family…

  6. Dory Rogers on March 4, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Dearest Angie,
    Please know that all of your friends at Welcome Club are with you in their thoughts and prayers. We all love you so and grateful for your many years of working membership. It is our turn to help you now and we lovingly want to do that.

  7. Betty Warwick on March 4, 2014 at 4:03 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  8. Frank Mullis on March 4, 2014 at 6:19 am

    May the Peace of Almighty God be with you and your family!

  9. Joseph Gadzia on March 4, 2014 at 6:26 am

    My condolences for your loss. Larry was a great guy, he will be sorely missed.

  10. Jan O'Connor on March 4, 2014 at 6:56 am

    My deepest sympathies.

  11. Paul and Bev on March 4, 2014 at 10:12 am

    We are far away but feeling close in heart and in prayer. May you know the peace that passes human understanding. Much love.

  12. Claudia & Roger Kucharek on March 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Larry. I worked with Larry at Boeing in Wichita and always enjoyed working with him. We shared an interest of guns and my husband and I had visited his Four Flags Trading Company. I know he will be greatly missed but glad he is no longer suffering. May God Bless all of you in this painful time.

  13. jane Harris on March 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for Larry’s family. I worked with him at Boeing and always enjoyed hearing about his trips. He was a wondeful, kind man and I feel blessed to have known him. God’s Peace be with all of your family.

  14. Susie Rowe on March 5, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Jack and I asked for prayers for you and your family this past Sunday at Apex UMC. Prayers were lifted up for all of you to find peace and know that Larry is no longer suffering.


  15. sally newell on March 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know no words to truly comfort you , but wanted you to know I am thinking about you and will pray for you as you cherish loving memories and find peace with time.
    sally ( sal51)

  16. Wayne & Pam Davis on March 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Your clanfolk from St Louis wish to express our respect for Larry’s life and our sympathy for those he leaves behind.

  17. George Landes on March 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Dear Davidsons,

    Sure thinking about you & praying for you during this time.

    Much love,

    George Landes
    Annapolis, MD

  18. Denise Atkins on March 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Dear Mrs. Davidson,

    Although we are in Gig Harbor, I hope you can feel the love that we as dear friends of Andy and Nikki’s have for you and your family. You are held close in our hearts and prayers. May God sustain you in the days ahead.

    Much love,

    Denise and Todd Atkins and Family

  19. Bill Elkins on March 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss! I and all of Larry’s flying buddies will miss him, but will always have Larry with us in our hearts! Larry had so much that he gave to our club –mostly to the younger members that only know the electric side of the hobby. God bless!
    Bill Elkins

  20. Tracy and Dave Haugen on March 9, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Dear Davidson and Bell families, We share in your grief, loving you from afar. Might you feel surrounded and held, The Haugen Family

  21. Kevin Atkinson on March 10, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Andy, you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. Standing with you this day!

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