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Robert Joe Davidson

Robert Joe Davidson – age 69 of Lathrop, MO, passed away Sunday night, February 20, 2022, at his home. Robert was born on December 31, 1952, the son of George  and Ruth  (Twaits) Davidson in Wauseon, OH. He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Liberty, Missouri, and was a 1971 graduate of Liberty High School. He married LeaEtta Pendleton on May 12th, 1973, at the United Methodist Church in Liberty, Missouri. Bob was a member of the Lathrop United Methodist Church and was baptized at an early age.
Robert loved to talk and enjoyed mowing grass all over Lathrop. In 1981, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Bob was very determined and survived well passed his life expectancy. He had a great heart.  He enjoyed telling stories and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth Davidson. He is survived by his wife, LeaEtta Davidson of Lathrop, MO; sons, Bill Davidson (Tammy) of Lathrop, MO and Jamie Davidson (Amanda) of Holt, MO;  grandchildren, Tori, Emilee, Lily, Alivia, and Charlotte; brothers, Duane Davidson (Mary Jo) of Liberty, MO, Jack Davidson (Connie) of Liberty, MO, and Ronnie Davidson (Joni) of Liberty, MO. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family to help with final expenses. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop.  The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at

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