He was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Norfolk, Va., to the late Llewellyn and Lillian Mae Brickhouse Davenport. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served during the World War II era and at many different duty stations. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church in Albany and more recently of Liberty Baptist Church in Tiger.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: a son, Jon Davenport of Tiger; two daughters, DeLynn Hoover and husband Larry of White Settlement, Texas, and Lauren Scott and husband David of Tiger; three brothers, Frank Davenport of Chesapeake, Va., Wayne Davenport of Dillwyn, Va., and L.H. Davenport of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Brewer of Victoria, Texas, and Julie Adcock of Flat Rock, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Cates officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. today to lie in state until the funeral hour. The family is at the home on Davenport Lane in Tiger.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, March 1, 2012