Cave City Council

Councilman Larry Davidson is shown standing talking to other members of the Cave City Council prior to the start of the city council's June meeting. Shown seated from left are Councilwoman Beverly Ford, Councilman John Grissom and Councilman Mike Houchens. GDT FILE PHOTO 

Cave City Councilman Larry Davidson, 80, died Tuesday following a brief illness.

He was elected to a two-year term to the city council in 2018, but it was not his first term as a city council member.

“He was on the city council for several years in the past,” said Cave City Mayor Dwayne Hatcher, adding that he isn't sure exactly how many years Davidson actually served on the city council in the past.

For his current term as a city councilman, Davidson served as chairman of the city council's public works/city buildings committee. He was also a member of the city council's streets and highway and health and safety committees.

“Larry was a great person in Cave City. He was a good community man,” Hatcher said. “He was a great man and a great community guy and will definitely be missed.”

Davidson sat beside Councilman Steve Pedigo during city council meetings.

Pedigo described Davidson as being “one fine gentleman.”

“You could take to the bank whatever he told you. He's just an all around good guy. You can't beat him,” Pedigo said. “He was a heck of a good guy; hard to beat.”

Davidson retired from Sorenson and owned Davidson Auto Repair in Cave City.

He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Francis Turner Davidson, as well as two daughters, Teresa Lynn (Carlos) Jones of Glasgow and Benita Gail Davidson of Cave City; two granddaughters; and a brother, Donnie (Emma) Davidson of Cave City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and form 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at Patton Funeral Home in Park City.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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