Allain-Davidson, Jr.-Obituary

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Allain Grace Davidson, Jr.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Aug 2, 1943 – Jul 16, 2020 (Age 76)


August 2, 1943
July 16, 2020
Lake Charles, Louisiana


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Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles Obituary

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Allain G. Davidson, Jr. He went to eternal rest on Thursday, July 16, 2020 after a long valiant battle with an illness.

Allain was born to Allain G. Davidson, Sr. and Ruth Rose Davidson on August 2, 1943 in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

He graduated from Plaquemine High School. From LSU he furthered his education by receiving several degrees - a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, a Masters of Business Administration, and a degree from the Graduate School of Banking.

He used his gifts and talents to commit to loyal service   to his family, his vocation, his community and his country. He received his accreditation as a stock broker and later as a trust officer. He worked as a trust officer for Hibernia Bank, Calcasieu Marine Bank, and later retired from Argent Trust Company as Vice President and Regional Manager.

He served his country as an intelligence officer in the Navy and retired from the Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander.

He served on several community boards including the Southwest Louisiana Community Foundation, the Lake Charles Symphony, and was an active member of the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club.

 He loved snow skiing and was a true Southwest Louisiana sportsman loving to fish and hunt ducks.

He embraced the Catholic faith by completing the RCIA program in 2013

Although his accomplishments and interests were many and his devotion to service to others evident throughout his life he will always be most remembered for his upright and outstanding character. He was and remains a loving and loyal example of the utmost integrity, honor and loyalty to family, community, and country. His kind heart, sharp mind, and delightful wit brought joy to the lives of those who knew him.

Those who will continue to cherish his life with fond memories are his loving wife of 37 years, Marie, and his daughter, Mary Soto and husband Edgar and two precious grandchildren, Elias and Sophia. Also to cherish his life and memory are his brother Dr. Norman Davidson and wife Elaine and their children and families, Norman, Jr (Angie), Ruth Hey (Paul) and Ann Sellers (Rick), several cousins and their families, and many friends.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Brookdale and the Memory Care Unit and Harbor Hospice who have given him loving and compassionate care for the last five years. The family is also so grateful for all the family, friends and religious community prayer warriors who helped us on this long difficult journey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. The Rev Levi Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 22 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a rosary at 11:00 AM..

Flowers can be sent to the funeral home and/or donations can be made to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,  Donations may be made  online at, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, giving , or to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 617 W. Claude St. Lake Charles, La. 70605  

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Marie I just saw Allains obituary as I was looking up a friend who just recently passed...know that you and Mary are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...we know he is in a better place with our Lord and free from his suffering...take care sweet lady...

Allain was such a fine fellow and so pleasant to be around, so generous, always. Even though I haven't seen him since this disease took hold, I sure do miss him. I always felt that he was part of the cream of the human crop. Bonnie feels the same way. We've made a donation to the Feinberg School of Medicine in his memory.

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Many memories of Uncle Allain visiting our family in Houston. Allain was a
classmate of my parents (Leslie and
Brian Watts), and godfather to my younger brother John and sister Kelsey.
My brother, sisters, and I all reminisced this afternoon as we all remembered what a great dresser, funny, and gracious gentleman. From the root beer visits, flying, a flat of strawberries, and a few instances that are yukky but funny at the same time. Nothing like babies, dogs, and yards. ...

Marie: Allain is one of my all-time favorite people. I enjoyed working with him for many years at The Trust Company / Argent. We still miss his delivery of boiled crabs on his monthly treks to Ruston and his oyster cooking at the duck camp. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

He was a wonderful friend over many many years, a man if integrity, warmth and honor. He is truly missed. From canoeing in Maine during his younger years to skiing in Colorado our mutual interests provided opportunities to keep in contact over most of his lifetime. On behalf of my wife and I our warmest thoughts and prayers go out to Marie and her family.

Allain was the godfather to me and my sister Kelsey as he remained friends with my parents - Brian Watts and Leslie Watts (Lumpkin) in the years following their college days at LSU. I remember him dearly during short family visits (not sure if in LA or TX) of my early childhood (~mid 1970s). Even though it has been 40+ years, I remember clearly being tossed in the air and tugging on his hands asking him to throw me up in the air again and again. I watched the video tribute on the...

Allain was such a warm, caring person and an excellent cook. As neighbors in Lake Charles, my husband and I cherished many good times together. One of our favorite memories was the feast he put together for Thanksgiving. We shared good times in Houston and Phoenix. He was one of the most sincere people we had the pleasure of knowing. Though we moved away, we still were fortunate to meet him and Marie in Houston and Phoenix. Even though we moved, he and Marie were always in our hearts. God...

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Coworker, Calcasieu Marine Bank, Trust Department