Maynard Lee Davidson (82) of Newton


Published on February 3 2016 8:26 am

Maynard Lee Davidson, 82, of Newton died at 10:30am Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, February 6 at First Baptist Church in Newton with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton with full military rites. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

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Maynard was born on December 21, 1933 in Fox Township, Jasper County, Illinois, the son of James Harold and Minnie Pearl (Painter) Davidson. Maynard retired as a Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (ADJC) after serving in the United States Navy for 20 years. He later retired from the CIPS Newton Power Station. Maynard was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newton, Illinois; Jasper Post #20 American Legion; Newton VFW Post #7537; Navy Fleet Reserve Association; I.B.E.W. Local Union #806; and the Moose Lodge. Maynard enjoyed dancing, playing cards, horseback riding, shooting guns, quail hunting, playing softball, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Maynard is survived by: Children – Mark L. (Linda) Davidson of Tallahassee, Florida and Melanee Lisa Davidson of Spartanburg, South Carolina...Grandchildren – John Michael Davidson, Mark H.L. Davidson, James B. Davidson, Christina A.N. Davidson, and Evalee C. Agerton...four Great Grandchildren...Brothers – Jerry (Shirleen) Davidson of Dexter, Georgia, and Jim (Connie) Davidson of Newton, Illinois...Sisters – Betty (Herman) Kocher of Olney, Illinois, Frances Dehner of Olney, Illinois, and Pauline (Mike) Phillips of Newton, Illinois.

Maynard was preceded in death by his parents; a son Maynard Lee Davidson, Jr; and a daughter Michelle Lyn Agerton.