John Walter Davenport
August 20, 1932 – April 25, 2018
John W. Davenport born on August 20, 1932 in Lawrence County, Tennessee passed away on April 25, 2018. He was a machinist at K-25 for 35 years and had been retired for many happy years. He was a deacon at Pine Ridge Baptist Church for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kingston until his death. He is proceeded in death by his parents Hoke and Docia Davenport and his baby sister Jane Bailey. He is survived by his wife Bessie Davenport; four children and their spouses: John and Sharon Davenport, Pam and Jerry Woody, Dan Davenport and Sandy Rich; sisters Marylin Stout and Thelma and Denton McKeehan who loved him dearly and a special brother-in-law Charles and Jo Ann Bailey. John Davenport had many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews that he loved more than life and he taught many life lessons. He was an avid fisherman and UT football fan. GO VOLS! He once said his favorite song was Live Like You are Dying!! He didn’t mean that because he wanted to go bull riding but we understood what he meant later in life as we saw how he spent all his free time. If he wasn’t working, he was at church, swimming, fishing or watching football with his family and friends. All those things were what made life worth living. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Sherwood Chapel. The Funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Jody McCloud officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.sherwoodchapel.net to leave condolences for the family.
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 28, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, April 28, 2018
John Walter Davenport
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May 3, 2018
Condolences from Susie, Matt and Connie to the family of Dub. Ms. Bess, you and Dub were always so kind to us and we enjoyed our talks when we met. Our hearts were broken for you when we saw his obituary. I am sorry but we did not find out until today, so we missed visitation. Please know that we will keep each of you in prayer. The loss of a husband and father leaves a great voice indeed..
April 30, 2018
HELLO SWEET DAVENPORT FAMILY MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AS YOU COME TOGATHER TODAY ,IM PRAYING FOR EACH OF YOU .AND SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR HUSBAND ,FATHER ,GRANDFATHER AND FREIND ,JOHN WAS A SPECIAL PERSON ,AND IM BLESSED TO GROW UP KNOWING HIM, MAY GOD GIVE YOU CONFORT TODAY AND FROM THIS DAY FORWARD ,LOVE SHARI HESTER