John C. Davison
John C. Davison, 96, of Belle Meade, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Belle Meade, with the Rev. Carl Naylor officiating. Internment will be at the Greencastle Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Davison grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and went on to complete graduate work at Harvard University and American University, receiving a graduate degree in public administration.
Mr. Davison taught four years in the Avon Grove High School in West Grove, Pa., where he met his future bride, Carlyn Blake. He served in the military five years during World War II. He worked in the Pentagon for 29 years, first for Headquarters, USAF, then for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He retired to Whispering Pines from Arlington, Va. He was one of the first residents of Belle Meade and had lived there the past 11 years.
He was a member of the Carthage Methodist Church, where he was very active in the Methodist Men and taught Sunday school for many years. Mr. Davison was also a member of the Southern Pines Lions Club for 25 years, fulfilling many different positions and receiving numerous awards for his service. In addition, he was a volunteer at the Moore County Medical Center for 26 years in the medical records department.
He is survived by a son, Dr. John B. Davison and his wife, Anne, of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Alice J. Nicol and her husband, Fred, of Riverton, Wyo.; five granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by an infant son, Robert, and his wife, Carlyn.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Carthage United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Carthage, NC 28327.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Davison family.