Roscoe "Red" Conklin Davidson, Jr.
Roscoe "Red" Conklin Davidson, Jr., a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born January 13, 1944 in Summerville, Kansas, a son of Roscoe Conklin, Sr. and Sarah Patience (Yoakum) Davidson. He went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Berryville, at the age of 66 years.
Red trained for the ministry at Calvary Bible College. Then in 1978 he began a five year ministry as a missionary at Markoma Bible Academy in Tahlequah, OK, where he trained young men in construction. Red worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of Towering Oaks Church where he started the Kidz 4 Christ Club several years ago. Red enjoyed playing his harmonica and doing woodworking in his spare time, making toys for his grandkids. He was also on the Carroll County Fair Board for 10 years.
On June 16, 1961 Red was united in marriage with Joretta Mae Brisco who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Gary Walker of Kansas City, MO and Lisa and Nate Persson of Sherwood, AR; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Clarissa Davidson of Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Mary Davis and Barbara Tucker; one brother, Bill Davidson; 22 grandchildren, Heather, Holly and Garrett Walker, Joshua, Jacob, Jeremiah, Abigail, Gabriel, Grace, Elijah, Levi and Hadassah Persson and Micah, Cara, Asa, Josiah, Andrea, Noah, Jonah, Mikayla, Emma and Selah Davidson; several other relatives and a multitude of friends.
Red was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe, Sr. and Sarah Davidson and his parents-in-law, Lenard and Ethel Brisco.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Brother Larry Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in the Blackjack Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to Red Davidson Memorial Fund, c/o Arvest Bank, 401 West Trimble, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.