Corsicana Daily Sun
Jackie Davidson was born in Corsicana on Jan. 27, 1939, and passed from this life on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 in McAllen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Raymond Davidson and his sister, Sharon Davidson.
He is survived by his beautiful wife Estelle; brother Raymond Davidson and wife Alice Fay; daughter Kim Fawks and husband Keith; sons Jackie Davidson, Jr. and James Davidson (aka Chopper); granddaughters Tia Fawks Hardaway and husband Keith: Breanna Fawks; and Alexandria Davidson; grandson Cody Fawks; and great-granddaughter Marilyn Fawks; and in addition, numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, and of course, his little Maltese dog, "Baby Doll.”
Jackie played football for South Oak Cliff High School and, after his tour of duty with the Coast Guard, began his career with the Dallas Police Department. He retired from the DPD in 1989 when he began his second career working with various associations as floor manager of their annual shows. His last five "gigs" were with the American Academy of Opthalmology, the Consumer Electronics Show, the DFW Auto Show, the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association and the Texas Restaurant Association.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th Street, Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Jackie’s pastor from the island, Jim Denham officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, 700 FM 2555 N., Corsicana. A memorial service will be held on Jackie's birthday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel by the Sea on South Padre Island. Officers from the Dallas Police Department will serve as pallbearers.
Charitable donations may be made in Jackie's honor to Chapel by the Sea (P. O. Box 2478, South Padre Island, 78597) Scottish Rite Hospital (2222 Welborn St, Dallas, 75219-3924) and American Heart Association (7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 75231-5129)
A man of faith, love of music and all things good in this life, Jackie will occupy a place in our hearts forever.
An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Jackie Charles Davidson, Sr. obituary.