Davidson , Joshua Wade

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family.


Joshua Wade Davidson, known to all as Josh, of Dittmer, MO, departed this life in Fenton, MO, on November 7, 2015, having reached the age of thirty-four years and twenty-nine days. Josh was born in St. Louis, MO, on October 9, 1981, son of Lonnie Darrel Davidson and Margaret Sue Davidson nee Coats. He was blessed to have two sisters.

Josh is survived by his parents, Lonnie and Margaret Davidson of Dittmer, MO; by his grandmother, Opal Davidson of Dupo, IL; by his sisters, Andrea Matzker and husband, Fred, of Lonedell, MO and Amy Staryak and husband, Andrew, of Lonedell; by his nieces and nephews, Chelsy, Freddy and Chris Matzker and Drew Staryak, all of Lonedell; by his great-niece and nephews, Tyler Matzker, Bailee Deuchler and Bentlee Matzker, all of Lonedell; by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon Davidson and Margaret and Buster Coats.

Josh was a Christian and believed in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to be a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1 of St. Louis, MO. For the past twelve years, he was employed as a finisher for Architectural Bronze in St. Louis, MO. He was especially happy to be able to work at the same place his Dad was employed. His favorite pastime was playing video games and watching movies. He loved animals to the extent of taking in strays. He also enjoyed boxing and had a great time teaching boxing techniques to his nephews. What meant most to him was time spent with his family and friends. The family was especially grateful to his devoted friends, Calvin and Nicky. Although he had no children of his own, he loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. The love shared with all of his family has created many precious memories that will live in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving son, grandson, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the family.