Wilton Dalton Davidson Jr.

Published 6:28 pm Sunday, September 12, 2021

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Wilton Dalton “Dal” Davidson Jr., of Richmond, died on June 30, 2021, after complications from heart surgery. Dal was born in Suffolk to Wilton Dalton “Happy” Davidson Sr. and Myrtle Lowe Davidson on Aug. 4, 1948. Before graduating from Suffolk High School, he was founder of the school’s first varsity golf team, and an Eagle Scout.

Dal was a student at Campbell College in North Carolina and a member of the National Guard. He spent most of his career in the furniture sales business before retiring from Haynes Furniture in Richmond.

He is survived by daughter, Angela Davidson Bowell, and grandchildren, Brandon and Madison of Long Beach, Mississippi; and daughter, Suzanne Davidson Heath, and grandson, Elijah, of Richmond; sister, Melinda Davidson Wilde (Jim), of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; nephew, Andrew Wilde, of Wilmington, North Carolina; nephew, Patrick (Sarah) Wilde, and great-nephew, Bryson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and niece, Natalie Wilde, (Kris Hergert), of San Diego, California; and cousins, Tommy Davidson, of Newport News, Don Davidson, of Alexandria, and George Davidson, of Suffolk.

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