Dr. Kenneth Comfort Davidson, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
Kenneth was born in Biloxi, MS on October 9, 1930. He was a member of the 1949 graduating class of Biloxi High School. In 1957, he graduated from Loyola University Dental School in New Orleans with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, he served in a US Army dental unit in Fort Chaffee, AR.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sydney and Viola Davidson and his sister, Joycelyn Davidson Barlow.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ott Davidson, who had the privilege of being his wife for 47 years; his daughter, Cynthia; sons, John (Joseph), Harry (Patti), Steve, Christopher (Abigal) and eleven grandchildren.
Dr. Davidson was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he and his wife were commissioned to design the interior furnishings following the post Katrina renovation. He was an active member of the Biloxi Kiwanis Club and served as president from 1972-74. After 25 years in private practice in Ocean Springs and Biloxi, Ken joined forces with his wife to establish a craft shop and dental practice under the same roof.
Always eager to share his newfound interest in his latest sport of snow skiing, he expanded the small downtown shop to include snow ski equipment and clothing and offered tours nationally and internationally. In an effort to help southerners learn the art of skiing before they were at the mountain slopes, he purchased a British made Mogelslope and lessons were offered in the shop.
His medical background was captured by Catholic Social Services and he directed a program for the homebound elderly. After Katrina, he and his wife conducted bronze casting workshops in various states. For a total of 20 years, they conducted bronze casting workshops in the summertime at various art schools in Door County, Wisconsin.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a service at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gulfport, MS. Interment will be private at Biloxi City Cemetery.
Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, O’Neal Road, Gulfport, is honored to serve the Davidson family.