Gordon J. Davidson

June 18, 1932December 27, 2020

Gordon Davidson was born on June 18, 1932 in Albion, Michigan to Laura (Howard) Davidson and Darvin Davidson. He confessed his belief in Christ and was baptized in his early years. Gordon was a man of ethics, morals and principals. He believed in preparing yourself for God, and an honest day’s work. Gordon loved God, his family and friends.

Gordon attended West Ward School and Washington Gardner. He attended Albion College and was later drafted in the Army where he received training as a medic and chef. He served until his discharge. Gordon worked at Union Steel and in 1973 Albion Public Schools as the high school building and custodian leader. He loved the people and the environment so much; he had 25 plus years and retired from there. In his spare time, Gordon took pleasure in taking pictures and videos. He loved to cook and was known as a grill master. Sports were a family favorite; he loved the University of Michigan at the top of his list. Gordon was our family historian and storyteller; he had an exceptional recall memory of people and events that he loved to share.

Gordon was united in holy matrimony with his loving wife Nina Mae Penniex on September 6, 1958. Their love and marriage spanned for over six decades. Gordon enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, family and friends. He loved to visit his grandchildren and join them for special occasions, especially the holidays. Gordon James Davidson departed this life on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura and Darvin Davidson and his brother Darvin Davidson. His wife Nina Mae Penniex and his granddaughter Johnita R. Miller and daughter Elizabeth Brownlee. He leaves to cherish his memory, Donna J. Nance, sister of Cleveland, Ohio, daughter Carolyn R. Miller, Indianapolis, IN, Ruben Brownlee, son-in-law, Ypsilanti, Michigan, son Darvin JL Davidson of Albion, Michigan; Seven grandchildren , twenty-nine great grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pink-4-Ever, Inc.



  • Visitation/Family Hour

    Friday, January 8, 2021


  • Private Graveside Service


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Gloria Orange

February 14, 2021

Dear Darvin,
Words cannot express how heartbroken you must be right now. I hope you know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to the family.

Robert Burns

January 9, 2021

May Gordon rest in peace, but he can do sweeping of the halls upstairs now with Mr.Daniels,also with my dad Ira Burns all three custudions, were a trip when all 3 worked together, pulling jokes on each other, surprising anything got done everytime I when up visit my dad

Alonzo Littlejohn Jr

January 8, 2021

We were Blessed to welcome Gordon into the Family. From Day One-It was nothing but Love. He was Special to us and will be Greatly missed. T
There are too many unfinished conversations...

Tamara Buckel

January 8, 2021

I loved my uncle. He was the best. He and my beloved Aunt Nina were always there for me and my sister, Piper. He was kind, loyal and had a great sense of humor. I will never forget when Tammy Lee and I decided to play hooky when we were in the 2nd grade.. When my Uncle found out, he gave me my one and only spanking. That's a spanking? It didn't even hurt. What did hurt was how I knew I disappointed my uncle. I loved my uncle. He was the best.

Brenda Wingate

January 6, 2021

When did I not know Gordon Davidson? He and Nina were our second mom and dad, and Carolyn our little sister. Gordon would patch us up when we got hurt, repair our bikes, play games with us, and may I say Nina was a pro at Croquet. On Fridays Gordon would always treat us ( the Lee family) to ice cream. He was a talker and we loved listening to him. Gordon was a man of integrity and had a love for family and friends. We were truly blessed to have the Davidson’s in our lives.

Edith Woods-Burch

January 6, 2021

I’ve known Gordon all of my life. He was a kind man. He , Nina and my sister Bessie Ward were good friends, as Gordon and Bessie graduated together from Albion High School.He always kept her informed of their Class Reunions and such. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Gordon, God loved you best. Edith Woods -Burch to Donna Jean and family.

Elaine Rice

January 6, 2021

I first got to know Gordie through working with Nina at Albion Community Hospital. A few years later Ron and I returned to Albion and I began working at Albion Public Schools and I got to know Gordie even better. What a kind, honest, ethical and joyful person he was!! Gordie was a gentle man in every sense of the word. He will be missed and holds a special place in my heart. Our sincerest sympathies to all his family.

Darleen Davidson- Lockhart

January 5, 2021

It is with much regret that our family is unable to come and show our sadness and love for cousin Gordon. 💕💕 my trips (if ever) will NEVER be the same. Love to you all and stay safe always

Janyth Clark

January 3, 2021

My back door neighbors as a kid I would be at there house hanging out or spending the night staying up late listening to good music eating good snacks He will truly be missed

Gwen Harrison

January 3, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Gordy. I worked at Albion Senior High, athletic office, while Gordy was the most reliable, happy, energetic , accommodating custodian on staff. He was always a pleasure to know and work with. Condolences to Gordy's family. Rest in peace Gordy.