Dennis C. Davidson

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Dennis C. Davidson, 65, of Lakeview, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with cancer.

Dennis was born in Mt. Vernon on Nov. 3, 1948, to Joann Vail Davidson Bemiller, who survives in Mt. Vernon, and the late Oscar Davidson. He also was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carol Bemiller.

Survivors include a son, Neil; daughter, Dianna; his sister, Melony (Bill) Woods of Lakeview; brother, Daniel Davidson of Fredericktown; nieces and nephews; and his service dog, “Odle.”

He retired from the City of Chicago after 30 years of service as a supervisor for the Division of Forestry. He served his country as a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam, and was a 1967 graduate of East Knox High School, Mt. Vernon.

His family is planning a memorial service at a later date in Mt. Vernon. 

Memorial contributions may be given to Universal Home Health and Hospice Care, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at