Richard Geoffrey Davidson, 71, of Atascadero, went home to be with Jesus on Nov. 7, 2019, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Geoff, as he was affectionately known, was born in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 6, 1948.
He grew up in Azusa and graduated from Gladstone High School in 1966. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary in 1969, and served in the United States Air Force for 4 years.
Geoff and his wife Mary, moved to Casper, Wyo., to serve a 7-year plumbing apprenticeship. They relocated to Atascadero in 1979.
He worked at Diablo Canyon until he and Mary purchased Harmony Machine & Welding, in 1986. They worked side by side for over 33 years.
Geoff was an avid supporter of Atascadero sports and coached Babe Ruth for several years.
Geoff is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Suzie Swift and her husband Rob of Templeton, and his two sons, Eddie and his wife Robin and Aaron and his wife Lacy Davidson, from Atascadero, nine grandchildren: Aislyn, Jay, Rylee, Morgyn, Hayden, Payton, Avery, Presley and Blakelee, sisters: Stephanie, Martha, Mary, Hannah, Christine, Priscilla, brothers: Thad and Bernie, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Stephen and his mother Jane, as well as two brothers, Ethan and Aaron.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422.
Celebration of Life barbecue will be held out at the Andersen Family Ranch, 4670 Highway 41 East Templeton, CA 9346, following the memorial service.