Burl Andrew Davidson, Sr. of Kalamazoo, MI was born in Texas Township, MI on July 27, 1929 to Frederick and Trena (Blue) Davidson. He passed away on May 30, 2017, at the age of 87. Burl graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School. He vigilantly served his country, as a military policeman during the Korean War. Burl worked as a repair technician at Moore TV for over 40 years before he retired. He did not enjoy retirement, so he went to work part time as a delivery man for a local printing company for many years. He enjoyed getting out and meeting people. Burl's whole life was spent in Kalamazoo, except during his military duty. He loved having his family over especially the grand and great-grand-children. Burl always made time for his hobbies which included restoring antique cars especially his 1937 Ford Pickup. He also enjoyed renewing his friendships at his army reunions in Wisconsin. Burl loved his family. He is survived by his two daughters Shirley (James) Davidson Fankhauser, Gail Davidson Moore; his daughter-in-law Kathleen Davidson; eight grandchildren William (Jen) Fankhauser, Christopher Fankhauser, Hilary (James) Moore Curtis, Tammy Fankhauser Whitlock (Tom Richards), Robert (Ashley) Moore, Darcie Fankhauser (Jim Haas), Kristine (Benjamin) Davidson Erickson and Burl "Andy" Davidson III; eight great-grandchildren William Fankhauser Jr., Catherine Curtis, Genevieve Whitlock, Jonathan Whitlock, Austin Moore, Grayson Moore, Alan Fankhauser and Aria Erickson; a sister Florence Davidson Haney. Burl was preceded by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen (Vleugel) Davidson; his son Burl A. Davidson, Jr.; his parents Frederick and Trena; a brother Jack Davidson; and two sisters Naomi Davidson Ames and Jacqueline Davidson West. A service to celebrate Burl's life will be held at 11:00AM Monday, June 5th at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service time from 10:00 to 11:00AM. A private family interment will be held in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Burl's memory may be directed to Heartland Manor Care in Three Rivers, MI.