Donald Fred McDavid, Senior age 67 Passed away November 4, 2012 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN following a brief illness. He was born September 14, 1945 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved with his family to Brooker, FL in 1958. He graduated from Sante Fe High School in 1964 and attended ABAC in Tift, GA. He worked on his family Quarter Horse Ranch training and showing horses until its dispersal in September 1972. After 27 years of service with the Florida Department of Corrections he retired to Rockwood, TN. He served in the Florida National Guard and was a current member in the 82nd Masonic Lodge in Raiford, FL, The National Cutting Horse, American Quarter Horse, American Paint Horse Associations and the Daysville Baptist Church, Daysville TN.
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He enjoyed being outdoors working with his horses, farming and visiting with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother; Mildred Jeanette Pridemore McDavid and father; Arthur Fred McDavid.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sherry Ann Crews McDavid, three children; Denise Pearce (Robin) Lake City, FL, Donna McDavid (Ray) Brooker, FL, Donald McDavid, Jr. (Destiny) Winter Springs, FL. Seven grandchildren; Dwayne, Austin Michael, Ashley, Tyler, Austin L., Jalyssa, Isaiah and future grandson Gabriel. Siblings: Terry McDavid (Ginger), Lake City, FL , Caroline Green (Kenny) Wildwood, FL, Sue Register, Daytona, FL and Brenda Whitehead (Henry) Lake Butler, FL and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in Antioch Baptist Church in Lacrosse, Florida,
officiating is Rev. Ivan Clemons and burial will take place at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Family invites friends for visitation Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Archer Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. 386-496-2008.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Nov. 9, 2012