Richard Martin Davidson was born February 12, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio and died in Gainesville, FL at the age of 70 on July 27, 2013.
A Vietnam veteran, he proudly served with the United States Navy from 1964 through 1968. Following his military service, he graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1975 and practiced family dentistry in Gainesville for many years.
After retiring from his dental practice, he attended Santa Fe College School of Construction and became a licensed building contractor. As a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, he participated in building several homes.
He was a skilled woodworker and created many pieces of finely crafted furniture. When his son participated in the Boy Scouts, he was a Boy Scout Leader. An enthusiastic fan of Gator Baseball, Richard was a member of the Gator Dugout Club.
He leaves behind his wife, Linda, two children; Michael Davidson of Seattle, WA and Laura Davidson Aeder of Gainesville, FL, three grandchildren; Hank, Everett and Kellen, and four sisters; his twin Linda Cook, Dody Terry, Mary Kahelin, and Ruth Duale.
Richard was a generous giver of his time and talents. He was a loving and involved grandfather. He will be sorely missed.