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J. Craig DavidsonJanuary 10, 1955 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 64)
Hillsboro, KS – Davidson, James “Craig” 64, a retired college professor, went to be with the Lord September 3, 2019. Funeral services were held at 11:00am Friday, September 6 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church of Hillsboro, KS with Pastor Tom Byford officiating. The graveside service was held at 2:30pm Friday, September 6 at the Buhler Municipal Cemetery, Buhler, KS. Craig was born January 10, 1955 in Bowie, TX to Reverend William F. Davidson and Marilyn Lea Madsen Davidson. He was the eldest son of two. The family eventually located in Kirksville, MO where Craig graduated high school (1973) and then attended and graduated from Truman State University (1977) where he was a founding father of the university’s chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity. After moving to Kansas, Craig met and married Janice Unruh on August 1, 1981. Craig went on to complete two graduate degrees, one from Webster University in Business Administration and one from Kansas State University in Higher Education. He worked a number of years in commercial credit for CIT Corporation in Wichita, Kansas City, and Dallas; and in consultative sales for Strategic Financial Concepts. His teaching career included adjunct and visiting professor appointments at Friends University, Sterling College, Bethany College, and Fort Hays State University. Craig is predeceased by his mother and leaves behind his father and brother Douglas of Dallas, TX; wife Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson, son Christopher and daughter Camilea, of the home; son Cameron of Newton, KS; son Jamie (Manessah) of Topeka, KS; son Jeremy (Jennifer) of Hillsboro, KS; and son Joshua (Grace), of Wichita, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church of Hillsboro, KS or the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS.