Davison’s Shoes, Verco Sporting Goods closes after 60 years of activity | KSNF / KODE

NEVADA, Mo. – After more than six decades in business, a Nevada store will soon be closing.

It was a good race for “Davison’s Shoes, Verco Sporting Goods”.

But after more than 60 years, CEO Marvin Davison and his wife Betty decided it was time to retire.

“Davison’s Shoes, Verco Sporting Goods” in Nevada returned in 1958.

Started by Marvin and Betty Davison at the age of 19, the store originally only sold shoes.

After many years of service, they have moved to 96 different locations in 8 states. As the products spread to handbags, sports equipment and clothing.

But soon they will be closing their last store.

“I feel really good about it. I think we’ve served all four states fairly well. We have people who walk 100 and 150 miles to come here and buy shoes, ”said Marvin Davison – Davison’s Shoes, CEO of Verco Sporting Goods

As the store grew, so did the number of employees.

Store manager, Heather McDonald has worked for Marvin and Betty for the past seven years.

And says that the knowledge she has gained she will keep for the rest of her life.

“I am so grateful for the experience Marvin and Betty provided me and for the way they allowed me to be practical. So that I can learn more about the company and how close I have been to many of our customers, ”said Heather McDonald – Davison’s Shoes, Verco Sporting Goods Manager.

While customers will miss McDonald’s, she adds that she will also miss the home environment the store offers.

“My son was very young when I started here, and so after school he could come here and hang out in the store and help us with things. He would sit in the back room and play with Legos, it was really nice to have such a home environment, ”said McDonald.

And for Marvin, he’ll miss his customers the most.

“I’m a people lover, and I’ll miss everyone,” Davison said.

Believe it or not, after 64 years, Marvin adds that he’s also going to miss getting up for work every morning.

“Davison’s Shoes, Verco Sporting Goods” will officially close its doors in December.

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