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January 1, 1929 - November 14,
Community is deeply saddened by the loss of a California Pioneer
and major BBQ Proponent, Joe Davison. Joe, age 66, passed
away at Follows Camp Thursday night, 11/14/02, in his sleep.
He will be missed by all! This photo was taken last
Saturday at Follows Camp.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, 11/23 at 2:30 pm.
Foothill Community Methodist Church
777 E. Alosta Avenue, Azusa
Exit the 210 freeway at Citrus Avenue and go north. Turn left on
Alosta - the church is on the right.
This is a Memorial Service to celebrate his life.
Joe's wishes were to be cremated and scattered over Follows Camp.
This will be done in early December.
Bit About Joe Davison
by Bill Wight
On Thursday November 14, 2002 our friend Joe Davison passed away suddenly
in his sleep. He was sixty-six years old.
Joe was born in Mars, Pennsylvania on January 29, 1936.
In the early 60's he was a police officer for the Beverly Hills PD for
short years before working for, and becoming, the top sales manager for
Roy Carver Rolls Royce in Newport Beach.
It was during those years that Joe found Follows Camp and it became his
get-a-way from the rat race of Newport Beach. He would sneak away for a
couple of days to unwind and pan for gold in the river. He became good
friends with FloFlo Peck, the owner of Follows Camp. FloFlo was the widow
of Sedley Peck, who inherited and ran Follows Camp from family members,
Ralph and Jennie Follows. Sedley died many years before and Joe eventually
bought Follows Camp from FloFlo.
For many years, Flo Flo lived on the property and helped cook in the
restaurant. Eventually, Joe purchased Shady Oaks and several other private
parcels of land that make up the 110 acres of Follows Camp today.
Joe and his partner of 19 years, Patricia Jones, lived part-time on the
mountain and in their Glendora home. While Joe never had children of his
own, he considered Craig and Terri Jones his "own" children. He
leaves behind four grandchildren--Allison and Ian Jones of Glendora and
Christian and Kylie Eagon of Chino Hills.
Joe was a fan of bluegrass music and brought bluegrass festivals to
Follows Camp. In the late '90s, Joe also held Follows first barbecue
contest. These barbecue contests became a yearly fixture at Follows
Camp and introduced many new people to Joe and the Camp. Joe was
master of ceremonies at the presentation of awards at the Southern
California State Championship Barbecue Contest Joe sponsored just a few
days before his death.
For many, Joe Davison was more than a friend, he was a life-saver.
There are many present and past residents of Follows who will attest that
it was Joe's big heart and generosity that made it possible for them to
turn their lives around.
An article in the San Gabriel Tribune on Joe. Click
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