Jerry Davisson

May 5, 1941 - October 30, 2017

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Jerry Lynn Davisson, 76, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 in Springfield Regional Hospital, Springfield.

He was born May 5, 1941 in Urbana, Ohio the son of Harold Francis and Ida Cathryn (Harsh) Davisson. Jerry was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School in 1959. After school he worked for International Harvester for 42 years before retiring. Jerry was a past member of the Urbana Masons, American Legion, Jaycees, Union #405, VFW, Champaign County Historical Society, and Stocksdale’s Softball team in the 1970’s. He was also the proud coach of the UHS 7th grade basketball team taking them to a championship in 1978-1979. Jerry enjoyed being with his family, landscaping, and golfing. He also loved the history of Champaign County, his family tree, old railroads, and playing the bugle for the Honor Guard. He will be greatly missed.

Jerry is survived by his daughters Amy L. (Todd) Perry of Cable and Tracey J. Davisson of West Liberty; 4 grandchildren, Leah Kessler (Danny) Loehr of DeGraff,OH Daniel Little of Naples, FL Jordan Perry of Cable, OH and Lantz Sevenich of West Liberty, OH; two great grandchildren Weston and Emery Loehr of DeGraff, OH, brothers, Warren Keith Davisson of West Liberty, Michael (Kathy) Davisson of Tipp City and David (Sylvia) Davisson of Texas; sister, Sue Davisson of Urbana; mother of his children Vonett J. Louden Davisson of Urbana; aunts, Eunice (Harsh) Russell of Urbana, Alice Harsh of Columbus and Georgena (Zimmerman) Harsh of London; uncle, Glen Harsh of Mechanicsburg, and many nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mark Davisson; Grandparents, George & Ercel (Smith) Harsh and Wilbur & Millie (West) Davisson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the Messiah Lutheran, Urbana with Pastor Scott Anderson officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Many thanks to everyone at Vancrest Nursing Home where Jerry lived for many years; he made so many friends and got lots of hugs! He was very much loved, also a special thanks to Dr. Darr, Hospice of Dayton and the staff at Springfield Regional Hospital.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Parkinson Foundation Southwest, 8478 Doe Run Pl., Huber Heights, Ohio 45424 or favorite charity.

Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Amy (Johnson) Beck - Nov 3, 2017

Dear Amy, Tracy and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was such a big part of our lives growing up, along with your whole family, being such close neighbors and him taking care of our lawn and all. I still remember how much my brother loved the whole process of mowing the lawn with all the cool equipment. And your dad was always fun and funny. Those are great memories from the ’70s and ’80s when all of our family members were still around. We’ll always have those memories. Know that I am thinking of you and wishing you wonderful memories of your dad, and for you to know that he will be with you always.
With much love,
Amy (Johnson) Beck

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