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Davidson, William R.

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January 26, 1955 - March 19, 2016

Davidson, William R.

William “Billy” Radcliffe Davidson passed away on March 19, 2016 peacefully in Dallas after a valiant fight against complications resulting from a recent surgery, he was 61 years old.

Billy is survived by his wife, Jolanta Davidson; step daughter Julia Davidson; ex-wife Debbi Davidson; son Ben Davidson; daughter Bridgham Hazelgrove and her husband, Ben Hazelgrove; brothers Hil and Jeffery. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Harry and Dorothy Davidson; his oldest brother Jim Davidson and youngest brother Scott Davidson.

Billy was born in White Plains, New York where he lived during early childhood. In 1960 he moved west with his family arriving in the great state of Texas, more specifically Dallas. His father pursued a private law practice dealing in real estate and tax law. Billy attended Richardson High School and then went to North Texas University in Denton, Texas. After college Billy began his professional career as one of the best diamond sales representatives for various fine jewelry manufacturers. His commitment to his business was exceptional and continued working until his death.

Billy liked sailing, fishing, snow skiing, boating, beaches and home landscaping projects. He loved animals and had the “biggest” heart in Texas. He would light up the room with his infectious smile, warmed hearts and would help anyone in need.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in his honor to the DFW Humane Society, 4140 Valley View Lane, Irving, Texas 75035. Condolences can be sent to Bridgham Hazelgrove, 7278 Hollywood Blvd, Unit 7, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Billy’s ashes will be released at Lake Dallas on January 26,2017 where he enjoyed many happy days getting to know Mother Earth, sailing, fishing, and goofing with his brothers. Final arrangements to be announced.


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Ricki Shaw-Sherlin

April 12, 2016 5:47PM

Billy, a man with a big heart and a big smile. I I know that you are celebrating in heaven with Jimmy and Scotty. You are all gone too soon. I'm sure that Aunt Dottie was there to greet you with open arms and a big kiss. Uncle Harry was manning the bar-b-que and Ginny and Joe were behind the bar serving up the newest libation along with the latest sports updates. You will be missed, cuz!!! RIP 💕 Ricki 💕

Therese Chamberlain

April 12, 2016 5:09PM

May God give your precious family and friends peace knowing that you are in Heaven and praying and talking to our Lord Jesus all about them. Peace be yours.

Bill Wiens

April 07, 2016 10:27AM

Billy will be sorely missed, having known him all my life- he is forever in my memories. All I will remember is the good, there was never a dull moment being around him and we were lucky to have him in our lives. Rest in peace my friend!

Diane wheeler

April 04, 2016 9:29PM

I wish the Davidson family, especially Billy's children, peaceful heart as you learn to accept his passing.

Joe mauro

April 04, 2016 7:11PM

Billy was one of a kind. Always laughing always the life of any gathering. I met Billy in 1977 and find this hard to believe. I will miss him and his laugh forever.