Robert Larry Davison

Robert Larry Davison, age 87, passed away on Feb. 19, 2019. Larry was born in Imperial, Nebraska, on July 22, 1931, to Clay and Helen Davison. He was brought up learning how to hunt, fish and work.
At the age of 17, Larry enlisted in the Army. During his years in the Army, Larry was an auto mechanic, a platoon sgt. in Korea, a ROTC Instructor at the University of Dayton, in Ohio, a motor officer in Germany. Larry attended Armor Officer Advance School and served as a supply officer in Okinawa.
Larry received the National Defense Service Medal w/ First Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, with 2 Bronze Campaign Stars, and a Good Conduct Medal.
His last post was Ft. Carson, Colorado, where he retired as a Captain.
To some, Larry was a hero. He very much resembled a “bear.” He was a kind and gentle man most of the time and yet if you crossed him he could be a bear of a man. He was highly respected by his fellow peers and family.
Larry loved to hunt and fish and was very good at it.
He also loved to build things—houses, cabins—anything. He had a great sense of humor and loved to play jokes on people. For instance the “mongoose,” where if you lifted one of the doors to the nests in the chicken house you would get straw dumped on you.
Larry was the type of person that if you did something wrong he wouldn’t pounce on it and never let you forget it.
Larry loved his kids and loved to have them visit.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother Arlyn, and son, Ronald Larry Davison.
Larry is survived by his wife, Peg Davison; children by his first wife, Lily Price, Bob Davison of Parlin, Colorado, Connie Davison of Richmond, Virginia, JoDee Davison of Florida, Cathy Dewsbury of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Lyndsey Winters (Jonny), grandaughter Sofie, Stephanie Davison (Steve Botham, granddaughter, Kayleigh) both of Plante City, Florida, Kristin Davison, and David Davison (Beth), both of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and also many nieces and nephews.
Larry loved to hunt, fish, build things and party with family and friends. He was a huge guy in stature and personality. He will be missed.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held Aug. 3, 2019 at Larry’s home. Friends and family are invited. More specific times will be disclosed closer to August.

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