Phillip Davidson, age 87 – Sunman

Phillip Davidson, of Sunman, was born on January 12, 1934, a son to Kenis and Elizabeth Wilson Davidson. He married the late Gerri Davidson on December 21, 1957 at Asbury Tabernacle in Cincinnati. Phillip was a member of the Harrison Church of the Nazarene, Gideon International, and he was also a Kentucky Colonel. He had a love for classic cars, which he collected and sold, fishing, bluegrass music, and most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. On, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the age of 87, Phillip passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Those surviving who will cherish Phillip’s memory include his three daughters, Pamela (Larry) Fette of Harrison, OH, Phyllis Knueven of Sunman, and Tonja (Mark) McClain of Redkey; seven grandchildren, Karl (Crystal) Zoller, Kara (Joe) Schott, Ashley Knueven (Nick Johnson), Cade Knueven, Emily Carnder, Shelby McClain and Sarah McClain; seven great-grandchildren, Karmen Zoller, Kaylin Zoller, Aidan Roberts, Masen Roberts, Logan and Ava Schott and Rowan Johnson; three brothers, Harold, Saul, and Ben Davidson; one sister, Alma Hamblin; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Gerri Davidson; three brothers; as well as one sister.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home in Sunman, from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow immediately after in St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman. Memorial contributions can be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children in memory of Phillip. You can do so by going to the website at and clicking donate and then checking the box to dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone.

To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the Davidson family.


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