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Willie Joe “Sock” Davidson
  • February 07, 1939
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  • May 02, 2020

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Willie Joe “Sock” Davidson, 81 years of age, was called home to his Lord & Savior on Saturday, May 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Davidson, who was known by all as “Sock” was born on February 7, 1939 at his childhood home to Lubie H. and Manie L. (Davis) Davidson, in East Prairie, Missouri.  He married Shirley R. (Merideth) Davidson on May 9, 1969 and she survives him in Ocala, Fl.

Along with his wife Shirley, Sock is survived by his 8 children:  Debbie (Ken) Bailey; Gary (Carrie) Davidson; Beth Woerner; Charles (Lisa) Fahnders; Delois (Wayne) Ledbetter; Sandra (Jesse) Davidson; Janice “Sissy” (Mike) Patton; Terry “Bubby” (Cheri) Davidson; adopted son: Donny (Joyce) Davidson ; 39 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters:  Carrie Lucille Scott; Judy (Rhandy) Lewis; Teresa (Scotty) Brawner; a brother: Stanley (Cindy) Davidson along with a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Sock was preceded in death by his parents: Lubie and Manie Davidson; a daughter: Sue McElhaney; a son: Larry Gene Davidson; four sisters and four brothers and one great-grandson.

As a child, Sock grew up helping his parents on their family farm in Missouri, which then led to his career in agriculture as a Farmer.   After retiring and moving to Florida, every time he would see a tractor or a farmer working the fields his eyes would light up with joy.   Sock was a true family man, taking care and spending time with his family was very important to him.  From having morning coffee with his twin children, to eating dinner and planning family gatherings.   Sock also enjoyed fishing and hunting, fish fry’s and cook outs.   Among all these hobbies, everyone knew not to interrupt him from watching his afternoon “Soaps”

Sock will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Sock will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of his service at 11:00 AM at the Berean Baptist Church, 4800 SW 20th Street, Ocala, FL 34474, with his son-in-law Dr. Mike Patton officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the Funeral Service in the Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Timothy Patton, Larry Ledbetter, Trevor Davidson, Mark Meredith, Preston Davidson, Kevin Milhime, Carl Cartwright and Clift Lewis.

 Memorial Contributions in Socks’ memory may be gifted to charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements for Sock have been entrusted with Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place Chapel, 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 200, Ocala FL.

Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for the Davidson family by visiting www.BaldwinCremation.com


Berean Baptist Church

Date & Time:
May 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Good Shepherd
Ocala, Ocala


May 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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  1. 06 May 2020
    Charles and Lisa says:
    I am going to miss you dad, you were a good father and thank you for all you have taught me throughout the years. I remember as a kid chopping beans and cotton in the summer time. Riding on the back of the tracker spraying weeds and falling asleep. Remembering Stanford Il the family get togethers playing the guitar. Always Friday and Saturday nights. Bubby thinking a skunk was a cat. I remember when Gary and I put bubby through the Shute in the house and you and mom were watching tv. All the Holidays. Time goes by to fast, I love you dad and will miss you. Love Charles and Lisa Fahnders

  2. 04 May 2020
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