SPARTA, Ill. — Carl Dean Davidson was born September 23, 1934 in Sparta, Ill. He left this life gently and peacefully January 26, 2013 to rejoice forever in the glory of Jesus Christ.
His memory will always be with us to be cherished and bring a smile to our hearts. A service to celebrate Carl’s life on earth and his eternal life in Heaven will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Ill., with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Ill. Friends may call form noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Choir, Little Galilee Christian Assembly, Clinton Country Club junior golf program or to Gabriel’s medical education Fund.
The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill., with arrangements.
Carl’s deeply devoted wife was with him every day, doing as he always did for us; comforting him and showing him he was loved. At all times she was strong and kept her faith in Christ, walking in prayer and testament to God’s strength.
Carl will be dearly missed by his wife Ruth; his three children Vicki (Mark) Whitted, Trina (Chris) Weikel and Kelly (Susie) Davidson; his sister Patty (Lenny) Serio. His other sister, Norma Jean met him in heaven, his six grandchildren Damon (Kym), Jansen (Rachael), Marcus (Joanne) Evan, Allison and Sara and his five great- grandchildren: Jace, Owen, Tate, Raef and Aubrey, he was “Pawpaw.”
He was loving, caring and always funny.
In the last few months, God sent an angel actually named Gabriel, a caregiver all the way from Africa, who instantly brought compassion and blessings to Carl and his family. Gabriel was our reminder that God was with us, especially in the hard times, and God does more than we could ever imagine.
Carl had a kind soul and gentle heart and spent many happy hours golfing, hunting and fishing with friends and family. Another joy in his life and soft spot in his heart was for his little dog, Sophie, his constant and faithful companion, always being petted and talked to.
During Carl’s 42 years at Caterpillar, he was respected for his excellent work, honesty and diligence. At the same time everyday when work was done, he came home to his family.
We are grateful for our time spent with him and for all the blessings his life left for us. We will always love him, and some day we will all be together again because of our acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com