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Mr. James Frank Davidson, affectionally called Frank, was born January 27, 1948 in West Point, GA to Charlie and Josephine Smith Davidson, Sr. He transitioned from this life to eternity on September 17, 2019. After graduating from Howard High School in 1966, he enlisted in the United States Army serving in Germany and received an honorable discharged. Returning to Chattanooga, he enrolled in Mckenzie College and completed the Army Program. Following years of dedicated employment at Wheland Foundry and Dupont, he retired from ADM Company with 32 years of service. Frank was a faithful and devoted member of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Ushers' Ministry. He served Bereaved Families by ushering at funerals and serving at the repasts. Frank was preceded in death by his parents: Charlie and Josephine Davidson, Sr., grandparents: William Henry and Hettie Smith, Charlie and Sally Davidson, several uncles, aunts, and cousins. Frank was a kind, generous, loving, supporting, and caring daddy, son, granddaddy, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. His memory will be forever cherished by his children: Derrick Antonio Davidson, Sr. and Tanyell DeAnne (Juan) Nava both of Chattanooga, TN, brothers: Charlie (Deborah) Davidson, Jr. and George (Melinda) Davidson, sisters: Mary Ann (Thaddeus) Morton, Hettie Mae Auls (caregiver), and Dorothy Mae (Charles) Moore all of Chattanooga, TN, a loving and dedicated companion: Theresa Boston (caregiver), grandchildren: Derrick Davidson, Jr., Antonio Orr, Jr. and Adria Parks-Davidson all of Chattanooga, TN, and Antonio Davidson of Huntsville, AL, nephews and nieces: Sean (Christy) Davidson, Alvin "Roc" (Priscilla) Auls, and Shamari Auls all of Chattanooga, TN, Corey (Dominique) Davidson and Asia "Tami” (Kevin) Waites, Sr. both of Atlanta, GA, and Shaylan (Denisha) Davidson of Safety Harbor, FL, Marlena Moorer (Derrick's mama) and Nancy Neal (Tanyell's mama), special children: Coray (Marsha) Moorer, Charles Neal, Derrick Boston all of Chattanooga, TN, and NaQuisha Dunson of Clarksville, TN, God-sister and niece: Taina Walker and Tanea Nash, aunts: Lillie Mae Smith and Katie Smith, a host of devoted, caring, and loving cousins, special children, special friends, and families. Public viewing will begin at 9:00 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, September 24, 2019  at Olivet Baptist Church, followed immediately by a funeral service at 12 noon.  Interment:  Chattanooga National.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995

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  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019
    My condolences to the family.
    ~ Olla H. Wiles   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    May the Lord grant you His peace,and strengthen each of you during this time. Love, Joy & Peace
    ~ Elizabeth Hayes   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    On behalf on the Olivet Baptist Church Bereavement Support Ministry, we extend our sincere thoughts and prayers to the entire Davidson family. Bro. Davidson was a very faithful member and Usher. He will be truly missed. Sister Viola Douthit
    ~ Viola Douthit   chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    To Mary Ann, my dear Soror and friend, and family members. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother and loved one. I pray that God will grant you the strength to endure during this time of grief and bereavement. We know that He does not give us more than we can bear. Your brother's memory will last forever in your hearts.
    ~ GLORIA L BULLOCH   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    Your entire family is in my Prayers much sympathy extended to all affected by this call of God.
    ~ Janet (Paris) Maffett-Penny   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. May God Bless and Comfort You.
    ~ Brenda Green   Antioch, TN
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    Frank will be missed. He was a great man and there's not many like him. I pray for strength for everyone in his family. Love you Squiggy,Nikki,Tyrik and Tank
    ~ Erica Dillard   Chattanooga