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Robert Clayton ‘Bob’ Davidson, 75, worked as a commercial diver for 40 years

Robert Clayton ‘Bob’ Davidson

SOUTHPORT —Robert Clayton ‘Bob’ Davidson, 75, formerly of Oakhurst, New Jersey, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

Mr. Davidson was born June 9, 1944, in Jersey City, New Jersey, to the late Henry Clayton Davidson and Marion Beach Davidson. Bob graduated from Asbury Park High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy upon his graduation. He had worked as a police officer and a volunteer firefighter in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Bob worked on the search and recovery team as a diver, which led to his later career as a commercial diver. Based out of New York and New Jersey, Bob did underwater marine work for 40 years, earning the nickname, “Bob The Diver.”

Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cheryl Gifford Davidson; two daughters, Michelle Davidson of Neptune, New Jersey, and Misty Jensen, and her husband, Alex, of Wilmington; and granddaughter, Macie Lee Jensen, the light of his life.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel with a reception to follow. A service will be held in Oakhurst, New Jersey, at a later date.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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