Philip Davidson

Philip Rodney Davidson Sr.

Thursday, July 4th, 1946 - Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Philip (Phil) Rodney Davidson, Sr. passed away in Arlington, Texas on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the age of 73.

Phil was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on July 4, 1946, to Kyle H. and Dora Mae (Silva) Davidson.

He graduated from Sullivan High School in Kingsport, TN in 1964, and East Tennessee State University with a BS in microbiology in 1968. He began his career at Univac in Johnson City, TN and then worked in research at Duke University in Durham, NC. While working in Durham, he met his wife, Dianne Furr and they were married on January 9, 1971, in Greensboro, NC. Phil then returned to school to study medical technology at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro and worked as a medical technologist for about 15 years. He began chiropractic school in Marietta, GA and then relocated to Grand Prairie, TX to finish school at Parker Chiropractic College in Irving, TX. He graduated in 1985 and spent the remainder of his career working as a chiropractor.

Phil was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed working on genealogical research and working in the church. He also enjoyed studying alternative medicine and sharing his knowledge with others. He loved to talk with anyone he met. To say he never met a stranger is an understatement.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Morris Davidson, and a sister, Martha (Billie) Alfaro.

Phil is survived by his wife, Dianne Davidson of Grand Prairie, TX; sons, Rodney Davidson of Asheville, NC, Joshua Davidson (Diana) of Fort Worth, TX, and Andy Davidson of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Jacey, Taryn, Adia, and Lennon Davidson of Fort Worth, TX; sisters, Pat Collins (George) of Batesville, AR and Robin Davidson of Cobb, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private family graveside service will be held at Hawkins Cemetery in Arlington, TX. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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DP Davidson

Posted at 08:08pm
Phil Davidson has been a constant in my life for over twenty five years. I met him as a teenager and then married his son. We had a rough relationship for the first few years after I married into the family. I felt his interest in our lives was an interference until I learned that loving parents don't lose interest in their adult children and parental affection continues even after the child is grown. I am ashamed that it took me as long as it did to figure that out, but I am eternally thankful to have learned it before he left us. I declare that though he was my husband's father, he was also a father to me and the best I ever had. I love how he loved his grand kids. I never questioned it. He was always proud of them and Josh and I will be forever grateful for the love he had for all of them. He was a wonderful grandfather, a wonderful father and a patient father in law.

Maria Picaso-Hensley

Posted at 12:45pm
Josh, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need from me, please do not hesitate to ask. Maria Picaso-Hensley


Posted at 11:03am
Josh, I am so sorry for you and your mom and family. Prayers for comfort and peace.

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