John F. Davison, Jr. (Jack), 69, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Jack was born in New Brunswick, NJ on October 18, 1947 and lived most of his life in Central New Jersey before moving to Murrells Inlet, SC in 2001. During his lifetime he served in the US Navy from 1966 – 1972 and went around the world twice on the aircraft carriers USS America and USS Coral Sea. He began his career at IBM, on 1974 and was there for 27 years before retiring. He started as a customer engineer working on computers that took up whole rooms and moved along to management as well as project management. For most of his life he played softball and was an excellent shortstop. At age 65 he gave up baseball and began playing golf five days a week with the Grand Strand Senior Men, Blackmoor members and other groups of fun golfers.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents Jeanne and Jack Davison. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Mary Jane Duryee, his beloved dog, Emily, his three wonderful children, Jeanine Smolar (Chris), Brandi Davison-Edralin (Cloyd) and Andrew Davison, five grandchildren: Matthiu, Kimberly, Claudia, Nicole, and Michelle as well as his siblings Charles Davison, Paddi Butera-Billings, Thomas Davison (Theresa), and Maryann Mack.
A celebration of his life will be held at Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (3558 Old Kings Highway) on Saturday April 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Charleston, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremations Services (843.651.144) is assisting the family during this difficult time.
To view these details online, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com
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As newly moved in neighbors in Blackmoor, the first words we heard from Jack were, "Hi. I'm King Jack!" For the 17 years we knew Jack, we loved him for having the courage to be himself and to enjoy his differences in a world that appears to prefer sameness. Happy Trails, Jack!
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