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James Arthur "Buddy" Davidson

James Arthur "Buddy" Davidson

Male 1926 - 2004  (78 years)

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  • Name James Arthur "Buddy" Davidson 
    Nickname Buddy 
    Born 3 Jul 1926  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Change From Bef 1930 
    James Arthur Haley 
    Social Security Death Index 7 Aug 2004  Midland, Midland Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Social Security Death Index
      Name:James A. Davidson
      Last Residence:79702  Midland, Midland, Texas, United States of America
      Born:3 Jul 1926
      Died:7 Aug 2004
      State (Year) SSN issued:Texas (Before 1951)
    Died 7 Aug 2004  Midland, Midland Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Name: James Davidson
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 05 Sep 1978
      Event Place: Lubbock, Texas
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status:
      Certificate Number:
      Collection: James Davidson, "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000"
    Obituary 11 Aug 2004  Midland, Midland Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Midland Reporter-Telegram 
    • James Davidson

      A memorial service for James A. "Buddy" Davidson will he held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 11 at First United Methodist Church in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

      He was born July 3, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to E.H. and Linnie Davidson and graduated from Midland High School in 1943. He received his B.A. and law degree from the University of Texas and worked with Humble Oil. He later worked for Mallard Petroleum, Pennzoil and HNG before becoming an independent landman. He partnered with Doyle Hartman for several years and co-founded Yucca Energy, Inc.in 1987. He was a past president of the Permian Basin Landmen's Association.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

      He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Davidson; children, Michael Mitchell and Marilyn Yates; stepchildren, Clint Hyer, Becky Marsh and Chris Hyer and six grandchildren.

      Memorials may be directed to the Linnie Hall Davidson Nursing Scholarship at Midland College or Midland Memorial Hospital.
    Buried 11 Aug 2004 
    Obituary 16 Aug 2004  Midland, Midland Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Midland Reporter-Telegram 
    • James A. "Buddy" Davidson

      A memorial service for James A. "Buddy" Davidson will he held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

      Buddy was born, July 3, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to E.H. "Dave" and Linnie Hall Davidson. Reared in West Texas, he graduated from Midland High School in 1943. He received his B.A. and law degree from the University of Texas and began his career as a petroleum landman with Humble Oil. He later worked for Mallard Petroleum, Pennzoil and HNG before becoming an independent landman. He partnered with Doyle Hartman for several years before co-founding Yucca Energy, Inc. with Jim Yates in 1987. He was a past president of the Permian Basin Landmen's Association.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Mary Helen Davidson. He is survived by his wife Sandra L. Davidson and his children Michael Mitchell and wife Gini, and Marilyn Mitchell Yates and her husband Jim and step children Clint Hyer and wife Yvonne, Becky Marsh and husband Stephen and Chris Hyer. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Chase, Ashley, Jennifer, Brian, Matthew and Daniel.

      Honorary pallbearers are Robert Hannifin, Doyle Hartman, Frank Qualia, M. (Budge) McDonnold, H. W. (Bill) Hollingshead, Del Sloan and Bruce Ritter.

      He was known for his generosity, integrity and sense of humor and will be dearly missed by his friends and family who loved him.

      The family requests that memorials be directed to the Linnie Hall Davidson Nursing Scholarship at Midland College or Midland Memorial Hospital.

      "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared. He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy." Titus 3:4-5.
    Person ID I18  DNA Family 1 Genealogies
    Last Modified 17 May 2013 

    Father Mister Haley,   b. ____, ____, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930 
    Mother Linnie Ethel Hall,   b. 6 Feb 1903, ____, Lake Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1975, Midland, Midland Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1926 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Father Eugene Herbert Davidson,   b. 27 Sep 1889, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1940, Stanton, Martin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Linnie Ethel Hall,   b. 6 Feb 1903, ____, Lake Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1975, Midland, Midland Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Bef Apr 1930 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Helen [--?--],   b. 18 Sep 1926,   d. 7 May 1988, ____, Montgomery Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1989 
    Children 
     1. Michael Mitchell
     2. Marilyn Lee Mitchell
    Last Modified 17 May 2013 
    Family ID F10157  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sandra Lenore Pennington 
    Last Modified 17 May 2013 
    Family ID F10156  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsObituary - Midland Reporter-Telegram - 11 Aug 2004 - Midland, Midland Co., TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Midland Reporter-Telegram - 16 Aug 2004 - Midland, Midland Co., TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Living at Roswell, NM as of 1958.

      Took Davidson name from step-father by court procedure.

      Works for Humble Oil as of 1958.