Archibald “Arch” L. Davidson, 77, of Shadyside, OH, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Shadyside Care Center in Shadyside, OH.

He was born March 8, 1937 in Wheeling, WV. a son of the late John Richard and Beatrice Smith Davidson.

Arch was retired from electrical maintenance at the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel’s North, South and East plants. He was a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church; Shadyside Lodge 724 F&AM, Order of Eastern Star Captina Chapter 489; Christian Motorcycle Association and a Shadyside Fellowship of Churches Food Pantry volunteer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Barylak and two brothers, Gene and John Walter Davidson.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Helen Beagle Davidson, three children, Christy (Wayne) Cooper of Marysville, OH, Richard Davidson and Keith Sherri) Davidson both of Shadyside, OH and one brother, Robert (June) Davidson of Cadiz, OH. Also four grandchildren, Evan Cooper, Keith Davidson, Randall Davidson and Haley Lovell and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, OH, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday at the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church 3838 Lincoln Avenue Shadyside, Ohio from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating.

Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, OH with Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Veteran’s Association. Shadyside Lodge 724 F&AM will conduct services on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside Fellowship of Churches Food Pantry o/c Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church 3838 Lincoln Avenue Shadyside, OH 43947.

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