Gary F. Davidson Sr.
Age 81, of Canton passed away Saturday January 15, 2022 in Aultman Hospital. He was born May 25, 1940 in Canton to Ralph O. and Genevieve (Risher) Davidson. Gary was a 1958 graduate of Canton South High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He retired from The Timken Company after 39½ years of service and then was employed by United Sales for 15 years. He was an avid hunter, bowler, trap shooter and loved his canine companions. He was a member of the Mapleton Gun Club, Mud Run Sportsman’s Association and the NRA. Gary was a devoted and loving father and husband; his family was his true joy. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph O. Davidson; his mother, Genevieve Warrick. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. (Neininger) to whom he was married 59 years; five children, Lisa (Kirk) Whitmer, Theresa Davidson (Chris Perry), Gary F. (Michelle) Davidson Jr., Jeannie (Dan) Archinal and Jennifer Davidson; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Jakob, Lindsey, Jamie, Bobby, Dakotah and Raynee; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Luke and Wesley; one brother, Ronald Davidson. A celebration of Gary’s life will be Saturday January 22, 2022 at 12:00pm in the First Baptist Church of Jackson at 8925 Strausser St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646 with Pastor Thomas Gang officiating. Friends and family will be received two hours before services on Saturday at the church (10-12pm). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the church. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com.
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