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Orlando Davisson

October 20, 1932 — April 14, 2020

Neal Davisson, age 87, of Copperas Cove passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Private Graveside services were held on April 16, 2020, at Pidcoke Cemetery due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Neal was born on October 20, 1932, to the late Earl and Zelma Deweese Davisson in Calhoun County, West Virginia. He met Lucille Steele and they married on August 3, 1952. Neal was drafted into the United States Army in 1953. While in the Army, Neal was in the Infantry, was a fireman, and Aviation Specialist working as an Air Traffic Controller. He served for 20 years before retiring.  After retirement, he owned and operated NCOA Insurance Company in Copperas Cove for over 20 years. After his second retirement, Neal focused on his hobbies. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid gardener. Neal took great pride in his garden and harvested an abundance of vegetables that he would then share with his friends and neighbors. His greatest joy came from spending his time with his two grandchildren, Jordan and Mitchell. He loved taking them fishing and hunting and took pride in sponsoring their little league sports teams. He was then promoted to great grandpa and began spoiling his two great-granddaughters, Leighton and Lauren.

Neal was preceded in death by his, parents; an infant sister, Virginia Davisson; sister, Darie Stutler; and a brother, James Davisson.

Neal is survived by his wife, Lucille Davisson; his son, James Davisson and wife, Melinda; brothers, Glendon Davisson and wife, Alicia, Buddy Davisson and wife, Marium; sister, Marie Walker; two grandchildren, Jordan Powell and husband, Chance, Mitchell Davisson and wife, Tyler; and great-granddaughters, Leighton Marie Powell, Lauren James Davisson; and several nieces and nephews.

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