Robert Bob James Davidson, 81, husband of Jacquelyn Jacki Davidson, of Beaufort, SC, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 6-8pm at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00am in Sea Island Presbyterian Church. Mr. Davidson was born on September 4, 1930. He is the son of the late William Michael and Eleanor Morgan Davidson. Upon graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology as an aeronautical engineer, Bob worked for Lockheed Martin and was instrumental in the development of the P-3 Orion. He was a pioneer in the art of sky diving- implementing techniques still used today. Bob was an avid pilot, flying solo cross country many times. Bob was co-owner of the Davidson Insurance Agency, Inc. He was a member of the Sea Island Presbyterian Church. Surviving in addition to his wife, Jacki of Beaufort, SC; are one son, Robert D. Fritz and wife Candace of CA; one brother, W. M. Bill Davidson of Beaufort, SC; one grandchild. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to Alzheimers Family Services of Greater Beaufort, P. O. Box 1514, Beaufort, SC 29901-1514. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.