Robert Grover Davidson
July 25, 1947------December 10, 2010
Robert “Bob” Grover Davidson, a long-time resident of Bellflower and Tracy California, passed away on Friday morning, December 10, 2010, he was 63 years old. Mr. Davidson is survived by his wife, Susan Davidson, daughter, Nicole Melissa Davidson-Frontino, son, Robert Neal Davidson, step-son, Jeff Harris, son-in-law, Jason Frontino, siblings, David Davidson, Jack Davidson, and Arlene Forrest, brother-in-law, Scottie Barham, and grandchildren, Joseph and Jayson Frontino, Kayla May Davidson, Robert Gregory Davidson, and Natasha and Jennifer Harris. There are many, many others left unmentioned here, but it should be noted that Bob was a good friend, and was very well respected. Bob is preceded in death by his father, Robert Neal Davidson, mother, Leona Davidson, former wife, Carolyn Maye Davidson, sister, Betty Barham, and nephew, David Barham.
In 2001, Bob married Susan Harris, and together they purchased the Zanzabuku Sports Lounge in Lakewood, CA. Upon his retirement from the union in 2001 Bob became involved in numerous charitable endeavors, including the annual Poker Run, which raised funds for a local children’s hospital. Bob was a life-long Raider, Oakland Athletic, Golden-State Warrior, and California Golden Bears sports fan, but his true love lye in the sprint cars. In 2007, Bob and Sue obtained sponsorship in the Alexander Brothers owned silver bullet, #4 USAC/CRA sprint car driven by “The Cowboy” Tony Jones, and that same year won a series championship. Bob also contributed to many other sprint car teams, and was highly regarded amongst his brethren in the sprint car community. Bob will be missed for his witty sense of humor, and his ability to stay calm in unusually tough situations. Bob Davidson was a true diplomat, a great father, a good friend, a great husband, and he will be sorely missed by this writer, and a lot of other people. Rest in peace Bob, we all love you.
Bob was born in Boise, Idaho on July 25, 1947, and grew up in Tracy California where he graduated from Tracy High School, home of the Bulldogs. Bob served two tours in the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations against Hostile Forces for the periods of December 1967 through January 1970. In 1972 Bob married Carolyn Yochum and from that union there were two children: Nicole and Robert. In 1984 Robert and Carolyn moved to Riverside CA where he worked for the International Union of Petroleum and Industrial Workers in Paramount, CA, as an arbitrator until 2001. Bob and Carolyn divorced in 1992.