Harold Theodore Davidson

July 16, 1925April 30, 2014
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Harold Theodore “Dave” Davidson, 88, of Deland, FL passed away on April 30, 2014. He was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Walter and Margaret Sorensen Davidson. Dave was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and retired from Dow Pharmaceuticals after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Our Saviour before moving to Deland to be closer to their only child. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Verna Dinkins Davidson; beloved daughter, Kimberly Suzanne McLaughlin (Gregory); cherished grandchildren, Bailie Elizabeth and Connor Edward McLaughin; brother, Jack A. Davidson (Vivian); along with other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin with visitation from 12:30-2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Internment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny, FL will follow. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. (904) 288-0025.


  • Visitation Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 5, 2014

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Ross, Alicia, Olivia and Caleb Tweten

May 4, 2014

Love and Hugs to you all! We love you and grieve with you for Your wonderful Husband, best friend and help mate, Aunt Verna, for your terrific Dad, encourager and supporter through the years, Kim, for your Grandpa who instilled so much love, patience, kindness and joy in your lives, Connor and Bailie, and for our special Uncle Dave, who always made us feel like it was just yesterday, the last time we saw him. We will always remember him when we think of you all and when we visit. He was a blessing to many! We pray that God holds you in His arms with the comfort you need everyday and that your memories of him will always be sweet...From some of your family here in Michigan:

Sharron Teller

May 4, 2014

Aunt Verna and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Dave was such a wonderful kind and gentle man. May he now rest in peace. I hope you all can find comfort in your memories of him.

Julie (Smith) Sowell

May 3, 2014

Kim, I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Your dad had left an impression on me growing up as one if the nicest men I ever knew. I will keep you in my prayers.

Shane Connelly SHANE STABLE

May 2, 2014

Such a loss for you Kim. I so remember my wonderful relationship with my Dad and miss him every day but am at peace knowing he is free of all worries and pain. In time you too will feel the comfort of knowing your Dad is in Heaven where any and all difficulties do not exist.
Your Bailie and Conner were blessed to have him in their young lives. Surely he was an inspiration to both of them and they will remember him with love and respect.

Sherrie Otten

May 2, 2014

Verna,Kim,Baylee &Connor,
My heart aches for all of you and the entire family. He was a gift to all that knew him. I love all of you and my prayers are with you.

Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

May 2, 2014

God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served during WWII.The USA would NOT be as it is today.Thank YOU for your service,Dave. And Semper Fi.