Verner K "Dave" Davidson Dave was born in 1922 in Grant Nebraska and passed away December 7, 2013 in Fresno. He attended Doane College until joining the Army Air Corps in 1940 and was later stationed at Fresno Army Base (Hammer Field) on guard duty during the Pearl Harbor attack. As a "Flying Sergeant" during his pilot training in 1942, he later was commissioned and flew photo reconnaissance missions in P-38's and Spitfires in the European and Pacific Theaters. After the war he remained in the USAF active reserves until 1982 and achieved the rank of Lt Colonel. He married Patricia Schelling and celebrated 64 years of marriage until her death in 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents Ford and Edith Davidson, his sister Althea Birchall and his daughter in law, Nancy Davidson. He is survived by his brother, Hugh Davidson and his wife Jane of Hamilton, Montana. He has two sons, Steve Davidson of Fresno, Mark Davidson and his wife Linda of Visalia and daughter Cindy Davidson Kyle of Fresno, four grand children, Karen Kyle of Fresno, Brian Kyle of Kingsburg, Matt and Jackie Davidson both of Visalia. Three great grand children and two great great grand children. Several nieces nephews and cousins also survive. Dave was a charter member of Fresno Sunrise Rotary Club of Fresno, a Paul Harris Fellow recipient and Rotary International Mission of Mercy participant providing much needed medical supplies to Eastern Europe. He also was a member of the aviator group Quiet Birdmen and formerly an avid tennis and golfer. The family gives a special thanks to the care givers and staff at Cottonwood Court for their wonderful assistance, outstanding care and compassion that they provided to "Dave" during his stay in their community. Services will be held at Easterby Presbyterian Church, 5136 E. Belmont Ave, Fresno on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Yost & Webb Funeral Home, Fresno. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Dec. 11, 2013