Dr. William Mabrey “Bill” Davidson
Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 8, 2010
Dr. William Mabrey “Bill” Davidson, 62, of Andalusia, died Thurs., May 6, 2010, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held Sun., May 9, at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating.
The family will receive friends at tonight at 6 p.m. Foreman Funeral Home.
He was a native of Cullman and moved to Andalusia in 1975 to start his optometry practice. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia for 35 years and served as head usher for four years up until a few weeks ago. He also taught Sunday school for 15 years. He was a former Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout and worked with Troop 46, where he had the nickname “Eagle Eye.”
During his career, he served Lions Club International for 30 years, providing free optometry work to the patients sent by Lions Club International. He loved to garden, but most of all, he was a loving husband and father to his wife and three children.
His survivors include his wife, Fran; a daughter, Whitney Davidson of Andalusia; two sons, Kyle (Kim) Baumgartner of Andalusia and Gary Baumgartner of Tuscaloosa; two grandchildren, Sydney Brunson and Mia Baumgartner of Andalusia; a sister, Joan and (Wayne) Fuller of Cullman; and a brother, Gary (Terri) Davidson of Winchester, Ky.; and also many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Helping Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org, Habitat for Humanity or Lions Club International at lionsclubs.org.
Those unable to attend the services may sign the online guest registry at foremanfuneralhome.com.