Thomas 'Tony' G.
Thomas "Tony" G. Davidson, born on January 14, 1938 in Savannah, GA., passed away on September 18, 2021 at home. He had been a fulltime resident of Okeechobee for 2 years, coming from Rochester, New York. He had been coming to Florida as a "snowbird" for many years.
As a young boy, Tony was all boy. His mom wouldn't see him from after breakfast 'til noon; from after lunch 'til dinner. He was outside with buddies bicycle riding, skating and doing what young boys do. He even had odd jobs selling ice cream from a push cart for a local grocery store. He also made deliveries for a Jewish deli.
He attended Raymarh SDA grade school in Georgia and Pine Forge Academy, graduating in 1955. He moved to Rochester, NY at the bidding of a Pine Forge roommate and worked many odd jobs as well working as a nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital until early retirement. He then became a used car dealer, New York State auto inspector and master mechanic.
He loved sports (basketball best), traveling, camping, boating, kids and people in general. He loved life. After being re-baptised, he dedicated his life to the Lord. He held the office of assistant head deacon in the Jefferson SDA Church in Rochester until moving to Florida where he continued to travel and just enjoy life. Tony and Harriet met and maintained the friendships of many folks during their travels.
'Thomas 'Tony' G. Davidson was a beautiful person, a very devoted and caring husband and father. He will be truly missed by everyone he touched."
Survivors include his wife, Harriet of Okeechobee; daughter, Samatha Davidson of Rochester, NY; son, Raynald Davidson of Newburg, NY; daughter, Teeya Matthews of Rochester, NY; a sister, Gladys (Thomas) Patton of Hinesville, GA and a brother, Leo (Dagmar) Davidson of Sicklerville, NJ and a number of grand and great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and a son, Thomas Davidson.
A memorial service will be held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Oct 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Friends may visit Harriet following the service at 1682 SW 35th Circle.
Published by Lake Okeechobee News and SouthCentralLife.com on Sep. 29, 2021.