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Plattsburgh — Vernon Davidson, 80, formerly of Loon Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at the Evergreen Valley Nursing Home.

He was born in Manchester, Ky., on Feb. 24, 1920, the son of Virgil and Myrtle (Barger) Davidson.

Vernon was a 1939 graduate of Wheelwright High School in Kentucky. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1940 and retired in 1960. Vernon saw active duty on Tarawa and Okinawa during World War II. During Korea, he was involved with the Inchon landing and Chosin Reservoir. He was a recruiter for the U.S. Marine Corps in Plattsburgh from 1951 to 1954 and 1956 to 1960.

Vernon was also employed by Northern Insuring in Plattsburgh for 20 years, retiring in 1982. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125 in Plattsburgh and a member of the Chosin Few.

Vernon is survived by his wife, the former Florence Margaret ‘Dutchie’ (Putnam) Davidson of Loon Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Julie Davidson of Plattsburgh; two sisters and a brother-in-law; Louise and Deward Dennis of West Liberty, Ky. and Verna B. King of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Teddy Davidson of SagInaw, Mich. and R.V. and Rita Davidson of Pineville, Ohio; one grandson and his wife, Corey and Michelle Davidson of Bushnell, Fla.; one great-grandson, Daniel; and several nieces and nephews. Vernon is also survived by a stepson, David Favaro; granddaughters, Katie Lee and Kelly Rose Favaro; and a stepdaughter-in-law, Pat Lee.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Alice (St. Martin) Davidson; and three sisters, Betty Ruth Cordray, Audrey Roy and Barbara Hoover, all of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A graveside committal service will be held Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, where full military honors will be provided.

Friends wishing may make donations to the Shriners.

Arrangements are with the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.