Cover photo for Gloria Jean Davidson's Obituary
Gloria Jean Davidson Profile Photo

Gloria Jean Davidson

November 8, 1935 — March 6, 2024

Gatesville

Gloria Jean Davidson

Gloria Jean Mercer Davidson, 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Davidson Cemetery immediately after the service.

Gloria was born to Samuel Rufus Sr. and Ina (Sanders) Mercer on November 8, 1935. She grew up on a dairy farm in the Keeter community of Wise County, Texas and graduated from Boyd High School in 1954. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1957, Gloria started a 13-year career as a first-grade teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. She married Robert Wesley Davidson on August 12, 1968, and they enjoyed more than 45 years of marriage together.

After moving their family to Coryell County in 1985, Gloria busied herself with growing all kinds of flowers and plants, reading, and collecting and trying out new recipes. But what gave her more pleasure than anything else was spending time with her only grandchild, Preston, and hearing about his accomplishments and various school activities. Gloria was baptized into Christ in her early teens and was an active member of the Gatesville Church of Christ, forming many close and long-lasting friendships there.  

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, in 2014; and her brother-in-law, Robert Oswald. She is survived by her son, John David Davidson and wife, Amy, and grandson, Preston Davidson, all of Gatesville; her sister, Vada Oswald, of Wichita Falls; her brother, Samuel Rufus “Junior” Mercer and wife, Catherine, of Keeter; her niece, Cathy Barrett; and her nephew, Robert Oswald.

Memorials may be made to the Gatesville Church of Christ.    

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gloria Jean Davidson, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Livestream

Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Davidson Cemetery

TX

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1474

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree