Mr. Davidson was a member of Powers United Methodist Church in Massac County.
He was a retired technician with Sikorsky Aircraft and a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Violet Sheffer Davidson of Metropolis; one daughter, Elizabeth Czarnecki and husband John of Metropolis; one son, Mark Davidson of Metropolis; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Edith Malcome Davidson; two sons, Scott Davidson and William “Bill” Davidson Jr.; and one brother, Gilbert Davidson.
Funeral service was held Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Alan Milligan officiating.
Music was provided by Clark Williams and Logan Libby.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to VNA Tip Hospice, 125 Leigh Dr., Suite D, Anna, IL 62906.