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Col. Davidson was born on May 8, 1939 and passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Col. Davidson was a resident of Elizabethton, Tennessee at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Elizabethton High School with the Class of 1957 from East Tennessee State College as a Distinguished Military Graduate and received his Masterās Degree from Central Michigan University.

He was a Army Sergeant Major Retired Phillip Davidson Colonel Davidson served on Active Duty with the US Army for twenty-five years as an Infantry officer and Adjutant General Corps officer. He was a combat veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam and other assignments in Thailand Korea Belgium and Hawaii. He received two awards of the Legion of Merit the Bronze Star Medal Defense Meritorious Service Medal Army Meritorious Service Medal the Air Medal two Joint Services Commendation Medals and three Army Commendation Medals among others.His service included assignments with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Department of the Army Staff General Officer Management in the Pentagon Deputy Commander 8th Personnel Command in Korea and the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii Thailand and Vietnam. Also Colonel Davidson served as the Adjutant General US Army Aviation Center Ft. Rucker Alabama and Executive Officer Military Assistance Advisory Group for Belgium and Luxembour.

He was married to Lydia.

The family will greet friends to share memories from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday November 30 2016 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services Johnson City with Rev. Lloyd Jones officiating followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 PM. A Graveside and Committal Service with full military honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in the Sulphur Springs Community. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: United Methodist Committee on Relief UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance 901670POBox 9068 New York NY 10087 or Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring KY 41076 or Class of 1957 Elizabethton High School Scholarship Fund co Jerry Williams 305 Blue Springs Road Elizabethton TN 37643.

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