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Mr. William Hubert "Joe" DavenportAugust 13, 1929 ~ May 20, 2017 (age 87)
Mr. William Hubert “Joe” Davenport, age 87, of Trion, GA, passed away Saturday May 20, 2017, at Floyd Medical Center.
Mr. Davenport was born August 13, 1929, in Blue Ridge, GA, the son of the late Huland Burg and Lula Conley Davenport. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and was retired from Bekaert Steel. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). After his retirement, he also worked part-time with the Chattooga County Department of Public Works. Mr. Davenport was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed having a summer garden, doing yard work, and attending church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne Davenport, J. B. Davenport, Charles Davenport; and sisters, Ruth Cochran and Mae Hayes.
Mr. Davenport is survived by his wife, Bobbie Louise Johnson Davenport; sons, Jerry Davenport and Terry Davenport; daughters and sons-in-law, Babs and Ronnie White, Wanda and Carl Spinks; brothers, Vester Davenport and Floyd Davenport; sisters, Lola Bailey, Betty Aaron, and Bertie Shields; grandchildren, Kelly Walker, Eric Bowers, Jeremy and April Davenport, Kristin and Ryan Wilson, and Jessica Davenport; great-grandchildren, Breanna Bowers, Olivia and Alex Walker, Lexi and Jared Davenport, and AnnaKate Wilson.
Funeral services for Mr. Davenport will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Sumner and Rev. Sanford DeBerry officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Ryan Wilson, Jeremy Davenport, Alex Walker, Patrick Strawn, Jared Davenport, and Austin Vuckovich. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Mr. Davenport will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 22, 2017.