Robert Donald Davidson
September 21, 1929 – July 24, 2019
Robert Donald Davidson, 89, went home to meet the Lord on July 24, 2019. He was born September 21, 1929 in Cambridge City, Indiana to the late Don and Delvina Davidson. A service to celebrate his life will be officiated by Reverend Jon Boling at 3 PM, Sunday, July 28 at Lawndale Baptist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 2 PM prior to the service at the church. He is preceded in death by his brother, Bill Davidson; sister, Carolyn D. Vaskey and son, Bob Davidson, Jr. Surviving is his beloved wife, Betty Sue Davidson of the home; daughter-in-law, Janet Davidson and her three daughters, Madison, McKenzie and Baily; daughter, Donna Anne Bean and husband Jake of High Point; step daughter, Toni Thompson of Greensboro and Lisa Cook and husband J.C. of Dallas, TX; step sons, Kenny Roberts and Andy Matthews and wife Patti of Dallas and their children, Keeton and Karson; and three nieces and nephews. Bob attended High Point University on a basketball scholarship and later coached track and cross country for 39 years where he produced 10 All-American athletes and participated in several team championships. In 2015 he was inducted into the HPU and Guilford County Sports Halls of Fame. In the 1987-1988 school year he received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished-Teaching Service Award. Bob also coached basketball and baseball for seven years at Ragsdale High School. He played two years of minor league baseball for the Braves and the Phillies and was a life- long fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Bob officiated basketball, baseball and soccer for over 30 years for high school and college leagues. ”BD” as he was known by his buddies was an avid golfer and enjoyed the game with many friends He was an active member of Lawndale Baptist Church and served as class coordinator, teacher, deacon, and usher. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, 3505 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com. Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the Davidson Family.
- Donald and Delvina Trudeau Davidson, Parents (deceased)
- Betty Sue Keeton Davidson, Wife
- Janet Davidson, Daughter-in-law
- Donna Anne Beane and husband Jake, Daughter
- Toni Thompson, Step Daughter
- Lisa Cook and husband J.C., Step Daughter
- Kenny Roberts and Andy Matthews and wife Pattie, Step Sons
- Also surviving are Janet's children, Madison, McKenzie and Bailey; Andy and Patti's children, Keeton and Karson; and three children nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Celebration of Life Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Inurnment following the service Sunday, July 28, 2019
Robert Donald Davidson
July 28, 2019
Coach Davidson was an excellent coach as I was part of his track team for 3 years during the HPC 1983-1986. He will surely be missed by those students that he coached, educated and inspire their lives.
Rest in peace!
Dr. Charles Taylor '86
July 28, 2019
Dear Mrs. Davidson,
I was saddened to read of Bob's passing. I first met him when I was a student at Jamestown High School, and he was practice teaching. Our paths crossed from time to time - always with pleasure. He was a good man.
I also knew Bob Jr., both as a lawyer and in adult baseball. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.
July 26, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Bob was so faithful to Lawndale in so many roles. It was a joy seeing him every Sunday ushering. He always had a smile on his face and always asked how we were,
During my husband’s illness he reached out with calls and encouraging words. He loved his wife and you knew they shared a deep love!
He will be missed by many. It gives us peace knowing that he is with our Heavenly Father!
July 25, 2019
I walked into Coach Davidson’s office the fall of 1979. I had been a good high school runner on a weak team in a weak conference, so I thought I was something. Coach flat out told me my times were not good enough to be on the team but welcome to try. He made me a good runner as I was a 4 year letterman and did well. Coach Davidson should be in track and field Hall of Fame. He had very little money, sub par facilities and yet we won (a Lot!). He was a huge influence on me and hundreds of others. I was so fortunate to be around Coach for the last 36 years at HPU track meets and basketball games. A man I admired so much and I was glad I was able to tell him so. My condolences to Mrs Davidson and rest of family.
Joseph (Jody) McGhee
July 25, 2019
Sue, I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I met you at the funeral home when Bob, Jr. died. Bob taught me how to play golf back in 1969, and I became his friend in 1982 when we shared many social connections in High Point. He was also my neighbor at the Foxcroft Town Homes in High Point for a number of years. He will truly be missed. God bless you for loving and being loved by such a wonderful man.