Dalton — Kenneth “Blaine” Davisson, age 84, of Dalton, died Saturday, May 22, 2021, at his home in Dalton, following a period of declining health.
Blaine was born on November 3, 1936, in Milo, West Virginia, to the late Brooks and Mary (Ellis) Davisson, graduated from Orrville High School in 1956, and served in the Aviation Electronic Technical group in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960, serving on the USS Intrepid, the USS Forrestal and the USS Saratoga. He married Judith Smeller on September 4, 1965. Judy survives.
He started working at Westinghouse (Hagan) in June of 1956 and retired as a Supervisor from Rosemount with 40 years of service in 1996.
Blaine was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church and a nineteen year member of the Smithville Ruritan Club where he was named Citizen of the Year in 2007. He was also a member of the Orrville Farmer’s and Sportsmen’s Club where he previously served as an officer and was a Hunter Safety Instructor for the State of Ohio. He enjoyed mowing his lawn, fishing, playing euchre and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by his son, Bill (Michelle) Davisson of Ashland; daughter, Peggy (David) Kearnes of Orrville; granddaughter, Erica Davisson of Ashland; step-grandson, Richard Davisson of Myrtle Beach, SC; two brothers, Bruce and Larry Davisson, both of Rittman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Davisson; and sisters-in-law, JoAnn, Linda and Karolyn Davisson.
Friends may call on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 10:00 am to 11:45 am.
Services will follow at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, at the funeral Home, with Rev. Carolyn Berry officiating and will be live streamed at facebook.com/aublefuneralhome. Burial will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, where military rites will be observed. Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to posted signs and spacing limitations. Seating may be limited.
Memorials may be made to Smithville United Methodist Church, PO Box 375, Smithville, OH, 44677, www.sumc-ohio.org, or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH, 44691, www.lifecarehospice.org.
Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.