Roger W. Davidson, age 80 of Wymore passed away on January 4, 2020 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. He was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on September 11, 1939 to Joseph and Alice (Brook) Davidson. He was a 1957 graduate of Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Kansas and attended the Law Enforcement Academy in Hutchinson. Roger served his country in the United States Navy. On October 8, 1961, Roger was united in marriage to Patricia Johansen. He worked as a law enforcement officer for 37 years where he served on the force in Ulysses, Kan. and Scott City, Kan. and served as Chief of Police in Scott City, Kan. and Marquette, Kan Roger was a member of the Patriot Guard, Norman Bitting American Legion Post 27, the American Legion Riders, Christian Motorcycle Association, and the International Brotherhood of Motorcycle Campers. He was a faithful husband and father and enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles, traveling, camping, mission-work, and visiting with every person he encountered. He was a genuine and compassionate person who taught those closest to him never to judge.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of 58 years, Pat of Wymore; sons, Bryan Davidson and wife, Joy of Wymore and Chet Davidson and wife, Tiffany of Surfside Beach, Texas; grandchildren, Eli (Sheena) Davidson, Rose (Timothy) Catlett, Ty Davidson, Zach (Emily) Davidson, Fawn Davidson and special friend Trevor Dorn, Holly Davidson, and Benjamin Davidson; 6 great grandsons; sister, Roberta Kidwell; sister-in-law, Evelyn Davidson; many nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Alvin and Dean Davidson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Wymore Church of Christ with Clayton Lundstedt officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha, Kan. beginning approximately at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to the service Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family's choice for future designation with the funeral home in charge. Sign Roger's online register book at www.ghchapel.com.
These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.