NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Richard A. Davidson, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Richard was born June 8, 1933, in North Jackson, the son of Arthur and Sylvia (Carnes) Davidson and was a lifelong area resident.

He graduated from Jackson-Milton High School in 1951. After two years of attending Grove City College, Richard served his county in the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper.

He retired in 1999 from WCI Steel where he was a metallurgical engineer.

Richard was very faithful to his church where he had been a trustee, member of Spiritual Life Board and an Elder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Balint) Davidson, whom he married June 13, 1959; she died November 12, 2011.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Richard Davidson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at First Federated Church in North Jackson. Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes. Family and friends may send condolences at

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A television tribute will air Sunday, May 29 at the following approximate times: 8:58 a.m. on WKBN and 7:58 p.m. on FOX.