Francis “Bud” Davidson, 70 of Mexico, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at St. Mary’s Health Center in Mexico.

He was born in Camden, New Jersey on May 31, 1947, the son of the late R. L. D. Davidson and the late Lois (Buckingham) Davidson.

On May 31, 1997, he was united in marriage to Linda (Young) Davidson.  She survives his passing.

Bud proudly served his country in the United States Navy and United States Army.  He earned his living installing carpet and tile.  Bud loved to fish and watch sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals.  More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his kids.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of 20 years, Linda; son, Charles Robert Davidson (Catherine) of Hazelwood; daughter, Frances Joy Davidson of Columbia, SC; step-sons, Robert Dale Belcher of Mokane, and Russell Ray Belcher of Fulton; sister, Roberta Cupp of Columbia; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Brother Lewis Curtis officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com