Joseph Harold Davidson, 90, of Davidson Road, Statesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024, following a period of declining health.

Harold was born on August 8, 1933, in Iredell County, N.C., to Joseph Coke Davidson and Virginia Nantz Davidson. He was raised on the family farm in West Iredell and helped his dad on the farm until his dad passed away when Harold was 31 years old. Harold took over the responsibility of maintaining the farm and raising cattle on the farm for the rest of his life. He graduated from Celeste Henkel School and thereafter served his country in the United States Navy. He was stationed in San Diego, Calif., and served during the Korean Conflict.

Harold married Mavis Gray Stewart on April 3, 1952, and they spent 43 years together until her passing on August 9, 1995. He worked for many years at Langley Processing in Statesville as a supervisor, and later drove a truck for Statesville Roofing on a part-time basis. Harold was a member of Mountain Road Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Harold was predeceased by a son, Jeffery Lynn Davidson; a great-granddaughter, Cara Ashley Sherrill; and a sister, Jean James Alexander.

He is survived by a daughter, Terry Millsaps (Gary); a granddaughter, Jodi Sherrill (Philip); a grandson, Derek Millsaps (Carol); and two great-granddaughters, Gracyn and Peyten Millsaps.

The family would like to thank his extraordinary caregivers; Gina Shumaker, Tammy Moehlenpah, Wayne Elam, and Nancy Smith for their kind and compassionate care of Mr. Davidson.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Mountain Road Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and the funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. The Reverend Jamie Fox will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Road Baptist Church, 132 Compton Park Road, Statesville, NC 28677.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the Davidson Family.

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