Bill R. Davidson, 79, of Princeton, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at his home in Princeton.


He was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Princeton. He had lived most of his life in Princeton, except for a few years in Lake Placid, Fla. 

He retired in 1979 as Post Master of the Princeton Post Office after working there for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was wounded on
Iwo Jima. He had served as Clerk/Treasure of Gibson County and was a lifelong active member of the Republican party

He was a life member of the
Hillside United Methodist Church

He was also a life member of the Elks 634; Princeton VFW Post 1147; American Legion Post 25, in
Princeton; Prince Lodge 231 F&AM, in Princeton; Scottish Rite, in Evansville; Hadi Shrine, in Evansville; D.A.V.; and the Purple Heart association. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty (Hulet) Davidson; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Paul McDaniel, of Princeton; eight grandchildren, Reina and Rob Craig, Kelly and Shane Memmer, Rhonda Coomer, Rachel and Jim Stoll, Amy Ivy, Emily Ivy, Rick McDaniel, and Andy McDaniel; nine great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Charles Watkins, of Princeton. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Roger and Ruth (Sutton) Davidson; son, Williams Roger Davidson, in 1980; and sister, Marjorie Davidson. 

Funeral services will be at
2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Hillside United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Craig Duke officiating. Final disposition will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in Princeton. VFW 1147 will conduct military graveside services. 

Friends may call from
4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Colvin Funeral Home, and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church. Colvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.