Carl Douglas


PRINCETON - Carl Douglas "Doug" Davidson, 71 of Princeton, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Doug was born in Princeton, WV, on May 31, 1947, and he was the son of the late Carl Edward Davidson and Ada Elizabeth Reed Davidson.
Doug graduated from Princeton High School and was a lifelong resident of Mercer County. To his family and friends he was best known as "Grumpy". He started his working career at the papermill in Covington, VA. For many years, he worked as a truck foreman for Patsy Trucking Company, for several years at Tractor Supply in Bluefield, and then retired from Bluefield Iron and Metal. Doug loved working with his dump truck hauling gravel and dirt and also loved riding his Harley when he was younger.
Doug's favorite pastimes these last few years was sitting on his back porch, spending time with his family, and enjoying his retirement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Gwendolyn Davidson, and his lifetime best friend, Zina Burks.
Doug is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Connie LaFon Davidson; his three daughters, Carla Neely and husband, Todd; Wendy Farmer and husband, Sonny; and, Heather Coburn and husband, Ray, all of Princeton; three grandsons who were the light of his life, Ethan Neely and fiancée, Amber Griffith; Colton Moore, and girlfriend, Courtney Meadows; and Chaz Coburn all of Princeton. Additional survivors are his sister, Kathy Taylor and husband Tommy, of Hawaii, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in the Davidson Family Cemetery at Sandlick.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until 3:45 P.M. at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton.
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Grandsons and family will serve as pallbearers.
The Davidson family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on April 11, 2019
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Joyce Buckner Hassen
Apr 14, 2019
Connie, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Billie Walters Kline
Apr 14, 2019
Sorry to see this obituary ,very shocked. I was part of the New Hope Road kids ;with Zina , Tommy, Doug, Jackie Cozart, Shirley Simmons. Old memoires !!
Patricia Hardwick
Apr 13, 2019
Connie and family: Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Doug - son, brother, cousin, husband, father/dad, uncle, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be greatly missed. Much love and wishes for healing your hearts over time. Sincerely, Cousin Patty (Elva's daughter) and family, Bethlehem, PA.
Myrreah Reed White
Apr 12, 2019
All my Love And Prayers are with you Connie and your family The world just got a little darker,when Daddy went home I was the little pesky kid for you and Kathy and you always put up with me always made people happy and when you met my grandson he still talks about you taking him fishing You will truly be missed Give Uncle Buck and Aunt Ibby a kiss from me
Thomas St. Clair
Apr 12, 2019
Doug was an exceptional baseball player during his school years. His left handed pitching ( especially his curve ball) will long be remembered. Good guy! Good friend!
Myrreah Reed White
Apr 12, 2019
All my Love and Prayers are with Doug’s family The world just got a little darker When Daddy went home I was the pesky little kid for you and Kathy but you both put up with me always begging to go for a ride on your motorcycle and you always said yes and you met my grandson and he still talks about you taking him fishing You will truly be missed Give Uncle Buck and Aunt Ibby a kiss from me
Sue Shields
Apr 12, 2019
Connie and family, our sincere sympathy to you. Many thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless each of you.
Sue Christian
Apr 12, 2019
Connie...So sorry to hear about Doug. Praying for God to give you strength.
Judy Coe
Apr 12, 2019
Sending much love to your broken hearts. Grumpy is a wonderful man who will be fondly remembered. If there were words that could comfort I would say them but there isn’t anything I can say to ease the pain of being separated from someone you love so much. Know that you are in my prayers and that I love your dear family.