William Henry Davidson, 96, of Southern Pines, NC passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019 at Peak Resources – Pinelake Nursing Facility in Carthage.

Bill was born in Superior, Wisconsin, on October 12, 1923 to the late Earl and Anne Waite Davidson. Bill was a WWII veteran who served in the Army Air Corps. After his military service he enjoyed a long career with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft-Boeing. Before moving to Southern Pines, NC he was a long-time member of London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA where he led a non-denominational men’s bible study. Bill was a very devoted husband and father.  He had traced his family’s ancestry back to the 1500’s.  He was also an avid hockey player, known as “twinkle toes” on the ice, and “double bogey” on the golf course.  He also loved discussing politics.    

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:00AM at Boles Funeral Home Chapel, 35 Parker Lane, Pinehurst, NC 28374.  Burial will follow at Sandhills State Veteran’s Cemetery, 820 Bragg Blvd, Fort Bragg, NC 28310 at 2:00PM.

He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Ailene Poss Davidson; daughters Janice Dahl (Chuck) and Debra Ramos (Ruben); son John Davidson (Tammy); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister Betty Gaudet; nephews Bob and Glenn Davidson and other extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Bill’s name be made to Alzheimer’s Association at https://act.alz.org

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son William Davidson.

Online condolences can be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com   

Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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