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Virgil Davidson

March 1, 2013
The Herald-Star

DAVIDSON, Virgil Harry "Skip," 71, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Thursday, February 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born October 27, 1941, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Virgil and Katherine Davidson.

He was an Air Force veteran serving from 1959 - 1963. Skip retired from Weirton Steel. He was a member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church; Ohio Gun Collectors, Pilgrim Lodge 691, Valley of Steubenville Scottish Rite AASR and several sporting clubs.

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He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Davidson; and two sons, James and John Davidson.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann Gibson Davidson; children, Dwaine (Robin) Davidson, Melissa (Anthony) DeFrances, Kim (Mike) Wadas and Michele Davidson all of Steubenville, OH; eight grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Katie, Paul, Dominic, Cameron, Victoria and Anna; great- granddaughter, Mylie; two sisters, Dolores Barcalow of Mingo Junction, OH and Norma Johnson of Olean, NY; many in-laws, nieces, nephews and great friends.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Proya officiating.

Burial at Fort Steuben. Masonic service Saturday 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directed to Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 State Route 213, Steubenville, OH 43952.

The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Weirton Medical Center and Life Line Hospital for taking great care of him for the past eight months.

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