Matt Scarbrough with Laurel River Line graciously took time from his busy schedule and dealing with the loss of Doug Davidson to tell us a bit more about Doug Davidson. We announced Wednesday that Laurel River Line's Dobro Player, Doug Davidson, had died Doug fell sick in June of this year and just never really got over it. We was hoping that it was just a virus or something but as months went on we knew that it was something more. Doug was in and out of the hospital the past couple of months and up until 3 weeks ago was when they finally figured out what it was. We got the word that it was Pancreatic Cancer.
Joey Jones of Rock House Entertainment has informed us that Doug Davidson, the dobro player for bluegrass group Laurel River Line, passed away October 21. Doug had joined the band about eight months ago.
Matt tells us, "That's when the band members were all in kind of a shock. They prayed for a miracle but knew it was out of their hands and in Gods. Every time we saw Doug while he was sick he was still the same Doug, telling jokes, and all and telling us how they was not shaving his beard lol. 3 weeks ago they gave Doug 3 months to a year to live. But unfortunately he left us this week."
Matt said, "if he could make it till his anniversary and his daughters birthday he would be happy. His anniversary was last week he passed away on his daughters birthday. It's been a rough couple of days but we know Doug is in a much better place now. Please keep his family and us in your prayers as we lay him to rest tomorrow."
Doug left us way too soon and way too young. It is tragic that his passing happened on his daughter's birthday. The band and the family are still dealing with the loss of this wonderful artist. Visitation will take place at 11:00AM Friday, October 25, 2013 at Lakes Funeral Home, 1181 Main St. S, McKee,Kentucky 40447. The funeral will take place at 2 PM the same day with internment at Baldwin Family Cemetary in Gray Hawk, Kentucky.