Danny Lee Davidson of Pinckney, formerly of Caro, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Danny was born June 3, 1953 in Caro, the son of Darlene (Putnam) Davidson and the late Harry Davidson. In 1971, he enlisted with the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. Danny worked for ten years at Michigan Sugar in Caro as a boiler house operator before becoming a self-employed harness horse trainer and driver, a career and passion that lasted more than 40 years. He was united in marriage with the former Claudia Cary on February 2, 2008 in Manistee and she survives. Danny’s spare time was spent hunting for pheasant and deer, and he shot the biggest buck of his life earlier this year. He was proud of his farm and took meticulous care of it and his horses. He was also an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and a member of the Fowlerville Harness Horseman Committee, Fowlerville Fair, Michigan Harness Horseman Association and the U.S. Trotting Association.
Danny is survived by his loving wife, Claudia Davidson of Pinckney; one daughter, Angela Davidson of Champion; three grandsons, Chase, Miles, and Harley; his mother, Darlene Davidson of Caro; three sisters, four brothers and their spouses, Sue and Melvin Lucksted, Patsy and David Friedlander, Tammy and Carl Sattelberg, David and Diane Davidson, Harry Davidson and friend, Margaret, Tim and Kelly Davidson, Larry Davidson; father-in-law, Joseph Cary of Webberville; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Black, Lynda Parker, Joanne Jackson; brother-in-law, Tom Cary; his faithful household companion, Honey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his father, Danny was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Jenny Davidson, William and Mina Putnam.
The family celebrated Danny’s life with a gathering from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. The gathering concluded with a brief prayer offered by Rev. Dr. Anthony Tomasino followed by a procession to Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Fowlerville Family Fair for a memorial race in Danny’s name, 8800 East Grand River, PO Box 372, Fowlerville, MI 48836. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.