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Robert Wayne Davidson

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Robert Wayne Davidson

Robert Wayne Davidson passed away on July 27, 2022, after waging a courageous battle with complications from a stroke.

Above all things, he was a devoted and loving father to his daughters, Janie Davidson Lowery and Lori Davidson Mc-Gowan.

Born September 18, 1949, Robert was an eclectic genius. The oldest of five boys, he became an Eagle Scout, star football player at Louisiana Tech, and a mechanical engineer who garnered two patents from his inventions.

He drew up the architectural plans for his family’s first home, and in his spare time, taught himself Mandarin Chinese. Robert enjoyed watching car races and was a student of history and an avid exerciser. He made everyone he met feel important and was known for his joyous laugh and big bear hugs. His absolute greatest honor in life was raising his two daughters.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Troy “Mutt” Linden and Lafaye Franklin Davidson.

Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Janie (Michael) Davidson Lowery and Lori Davidson McGowan; grandchildren, Tucker Lowery, Palmer Lowery, Beau McGowan, Patrick McGowan, brothers Eddie Davidson, Danny Davidson, Chris Davidson, and Paul (Tanya) Davidson; nieces, Renn Davidson Vespremi and Erin Davidson; nephew, Jonathan Davidson; and countless other family members and friends.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Stroke Association at or Church Health of Memphis at