James B Davidson

September 2, 1922 – November 18, 2016

Funeral Services: November 22, 2016

James Burton Davidson, 94, of Charlotte, died on Friday, November 18, 2016. Jim was born September 2, 1922, in Charlotte, the son of James H. and Ulrica (Ottney) Davidson. He married Thelma Elaine Butcher on June 17, 1950 in Marshall, and the two raised four daughters. Jim retired after 39 years as a truck driver for Gale Briggs Concrete in Charlotte. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening. He could recall the many stories from his past in spite of his battle with dementia.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Joyce (Thomas) Whitsett of Freemont, Ind., Barbara (Kim) Whitmore of Vermontville, Ellen (Kevin) Nash of Plymouth, Ind., and Karen Powell of Charlotte; nine grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one sister, Marquita Buckley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Davidson; son-in law, Brent Powell; two granddaughters, Jennifer Whitmore and Crystal Day; five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22 at Crossroads United Brethren Church in Charlotte, with Pastor Ricky Hull officiating. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jim on his tribute page at

Funeral Arrangements by: Pray Funeral Home