Confirmed:Jerrell Davidson, Sr., Retired US Air Force, Vietnam (41-20) 19 MAR 20

When:
March 19, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
2020-03-19T10:15:00-05:00
2020-03-19T14:15:00-05:00
Where:
Life Church of La Vernia
7079 FM 775
La Vernia, TX 78121
USA
SHORT NOTICE
US AIR FORCE – RETIRED, VIETNAM

The family of Mr. Jerrell Elgene Davidson, Sr., a US Air Force (ret) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Mark Freemyer is my Step Father and also rides with this amazing group. He recommended and I agreed that me and my family would be honored to have y’alls presence at my Grandfathers service. My Grandfather served in the Vietnam War on multiple deployments, retired from the Air Force as a Master Sargent and continued his career as a government contracted employee where he retired again. He served and devoted his entire working career to better this country and gave his part in making it the greatest country on the face of this earth.  He was a proud American that would do anything and everything for his country and fellow citizens.

His Armed Force Service was followed by my Father Douglas Davidson, United States Air Force, My Uncle Rick Smith, United Stated Marie Corps, My Brother James Davidson, United States Air Force, and Myself Brandon Davidson United States Marine Corps. He also has two Grandsons that are first responders, Justin Smith, SA Fire and Garrett Smith, SA Fire. His son and my Father Douglas Davidson is an active SAPD Detective and my uncle Rick Smith retired from SAPD.

We would be honored to have y’all there.
Thank you, Brandon Davidson

Jerrell E. Davidson, Sr. went to be with the Lord at the age of 82 in La Vernia, TX on March 15, 2020. He was born on January 5, 1938 in Meridian, Mississippi to Homer and Sadie Davidson and is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda F. Davidson, and his parents. He is survived by his 3 sisters: Betty Jean Reynolds, Mary Ann Harris, Kathy Cates (Ronnie); 3 children: Jerrell Elgene Davidson Jr. (Tiffaney), Douglas Davidson (Brooke), Melissa Smith (Rick); 10 grandchildren: Dakota Davidson, Dalton Davidson, Darby Davidson, James Davidson, Brandon Davidson (Heather), Parker Nelson, Peighton Nelson, Justin Smith (Stephanie), Garrett Smith (Lauren), Kelsey Smith; 6 great-grandchildren: Brynlie Davidson, Liam Handley, MaKenna Davidson, Jameson Smith, Scarlett Smith, Bentley Smith, and numerous church members who were like family. Jerrell was a loving high spirited, detail-oriented man who never met a stranger. He was known for being a phenomenal handyman (with a PHD in fixology), the consensus among all was that if Jerrell could not fix it, then it must not be fixable. He was a Vietnam War Veteran who served honorably in the Air Force for 20 years before retiring and moving into the private sector aircraft industry for over 25 years. He was a devoted Christian, being one of the founding members of Life Church in La Vernia. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Jerrell passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He will be dearly missed by all.

WEATHER: Hi 83 / Lo 61, 24% Chance of Rain, 77% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  Brandon Davidson, Grandson

STAGING:  10:15 am, Thursday, March 19, 2020
Life Church of La Vernia
7079 FM 775
La Vernia, Texas 78121
https://goo.gl/maps/T1bTyZwAJuwo3U9i6

BRIEFING:  10:30 am

SERVICE:  11:15 am
Life Church of La Vernia
7079 FM 775
La Vernia, Texas 78121
https://goo.gl/maps/T1bTyZwAJuwo3U9i6

KSU:  12:15 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:  Following the Church Service
Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Park
1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218
https://goo.gl/maps/fmSuvQiox3p

RC:   Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson
tomcatwilson2019@gmail.com

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223

bobtxpgr@gmail.com