TRACE “Alex Reed” DAVIDSON

Trace Davidson, aka “Alex Reed”, age 22, of Cortland, passed away tragically following a workplace incident on Thursday, January 14, 2021. 

Trace was born May 20, 1998, in Naperville, IL, to proud and loving parents, Christian and Sherri (Miller) Davidson.

He grew up in Warrenville for a time before the family moved to Cortland, IL. There he attended local schools and graduated from DeKalb High School with the class of 2016. Before receiving his diploma, Trace made a name for himself on the wrestling team where he excelled all four years of high school.

Trace found work at the Blue Beacon, a commercial truck washing business before moving on to Boise Cascade where he operated heavy machinery. He then spent some time with F.S. Serena before going  back to Boise, but landed with Hueber Feed for the last year and a half. 

Trace dedicated much of his money and time into his truck. He was immensely proud of his 2005 Dodge Ram, which was of course, diesel. Trace also looked over and took care of five cows, caring for their needs, morning, noon and night. His father Christian shared his passion for Semi-Truck’s and it was an easy choice for Trace to choose it as his profession. He had a strong work ethic but his dedication to his fellow man, easily outpaced his daily work. Trace gave of himself to anyone in need: family, friend or stranger, he was there no matter the time of day or night. His dreams of building his own “shouse” to house all his passions will have to be left behind, but the memories he made and the impact on others will remain a comfort for years to come.

He is survived by his parents, Christian and Sherri Davidson; paternal grandparents: George “Nick” and Patricia “Pat” Davidson; maternal grandmother: Jean Miller; one brother, Tyler Davidson; a sister, Samantha (Alex Roach) Davidson; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a countryside full of friends, including his best friend, Tony Ramos.  

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Wayne Miller.

Visitation, limited to ten persons at a time, will be from 4-8:30 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2021, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. *Upon arrival for visitation, please text the funeral home at 630-746-8837 and include your car’s make, model, color and number of passengers. The funeral home will text you back in the order of your arrival when it is your turn to enter. Until you are texted back, please stay in your vehicle. When you receive the text to come into the funeral home, please see the door attendant to complete the check in process. Correctly worn masks will be required to attend.  A private funeral service will follow at 9 p.m. and will be available as a live stream by going to the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page or by following this link, https://www.facebook.com/ConleyFuneral/live/ 15 minutes prior to the service.

Private family interment will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Trace’s name. Checks may be made to the “Trace Alexander Davidson Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.

18 thoughts on “TRACE “Alex Reed” DAVIDSON

  1. Sherri ,Chris and family my thoughts and prayers are with each of you . Trace was take way to soon. He is now in the arms of the Lord and his grandma Wayne. Lots of prayers and love from Jennifer , Paige , Megan and Alexander Wycoff- Segundo

    1. Thank you Jennifer and family. Trace is flying high with Grandpa Miller. He can fish as often as they both want to know. Thank you for the kind words.
      Love,
      Davidson’s

  2. Sherri
    My thoughts and prayers are with You and Your Family in this time of grief.
    Teresa W.

    1. Thank you Teresa. I could not have asked for better staff.

      Love,
      Davidson’s

  3. My heart broke when I first heard about Trace’s passing, but his memories as a kind friend and teammate when we were young kids will forever be remembered. As a kid, I was not always treated fairly for being the only girl on an all-boys’ middle school wrestling team. During these years, Trace was the first to stand up for me. He held the integrity as a young man that many others should strive to model, even as adults. Even though he had friends present, he sat by me on the bus after school when I didn’t know anyone. Trace was willing to talk and lend a helping hand to anyone he met. Even in our adult years, Trace continued to be supportive and caring. It was no surprise how great of a soul Trace truly grew up to be. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

  4. My heart broke when I first heard about Trace’s passing, but his memories as a kind friend and teammate when we were young kids will forever be remembered. As a kid, I was not always treated fairly for being the only girl on an all-boys’ middle school wrestling team. During these years, Trace was the first to stand up for me. He held the integrity as a young man that many others should strive to model, even as adults. Even though he had friends present, he sat by me on the bus after school when I didn’t know anyone. Trace was willing to talk and lend a helping hand to anyone he met. Even in our adult years, Trace continued to be supportive and caring. It was no surprise how great of a soul Trace truly grew up to be. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

    Savannah Long

    1. Dear Savannah,
      I am very proud of our son. Thank you for sharing your memories of Trace with us. This makes our grief a little better knowing our son touched a lot of hearts and was very respectful to all he came in touch with.
      Take Care,
      Davidsons

  5. Trace, I only met you once, while delivering feed to our farm this past summer. Hottest day of the year, your boss sent you on the wrong day, and our feed wagon was not out of the barn. The look on your face when you realized you’d have to go back with a full truck to tell your boss what had happened crushed me. I took a look at the mud on your boots, something told me you may have known your way around our old John Deere that usually required more than a prayer to start. I asked if you’d be willing to take a shot at getting it started and pull the feed wagon out yourself so you could load it. Your face instantly lit up and you jumped at the challenge! Sure enough, you managed the finicky clutch and had the ‘ol Deere running and pulling the wagon in no time. You even returned the wagon back into the barn after filling. We waved good-bye to each other and I thought to myself, ‘that kid is a problem solver – he’s going places!’ Trace, I pray you are at peace with God and those that have gone before you. I hope you are right now enjoying every tractor, truck and diesel motor you’ve ever dreamed of driving. You managed to make an impact on me in our short encounter, and I thank you. I am a better person for knowing you. My sincere condolences to your family and friends.

    1. Thank you Teresa for the thoughtful words.

      Take care,
      Sherri

    2. Dear Kim, I don’t know where to begin with all of your wonderful things that you so kindly shared about our boy Trace. He was very determined to deliver feed out to his live stock customers. Trace was always willing to work hard and give anyone in need a helping hand.
      Thank you so much for your kind words and kind thoughts regarding Trace. He was a good, responsible young man who deeply cared about his job.

      Take care,
      Davidson Family

  6. We want to express our sympathy. Words fall short of expressing our
    sorrow for your loss. Our thoughts are with you

    1. Dear The Hershberger Family,
      It was nice to see the eve. Though it was for a short time. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

      Take care,
      Sherri and Family

  7. Sherri – I am praying for you and your family during this unimaginable loss of your son’s life. I pray you will see your son in the love he has left behind, and that love will comfort yu.

  8. I have many wonderful memories of Trace. He and Mikayla were friends for many years. My son Cody as well. He was one of the kindest people. He always touched a heart everywhere he was. My prayers go out to his family and many close friends. He will truly be missed but forever in our hearts.

    1. Thank you Marsha. Trace had nothing but nice things to say about your children. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.

      Take care,
      Sherri Davidson and Family

  9. To the Davidson family (my 2nd family),

    I don’t know what to say, other than I miss Trace so much. His spirt and heart will continue to live through you guys, that I have faith. You guys have done so much for me throughout the years and Trace has been apart of so many of my memories with you guys. You guys are and will always be my 2nd family. I miss the days of coming over to cortland all the time to hangout with tyler and trace. I will miss all of our video game sessions and time spent outside causing trouble, fishing, etc etc. I will miss the times spent showing trace wrestling moves and roughhousing around in the house. I will always be here for you guys.

    Love Colin

  10. We are so sorry to hear about Trace. We love you guys.
    Uncle Frank, Aunt Maryln, and Susan Kutt

    1. Thank you Uncle Frank and Family!

      Love,
      Davidson

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