Paul Wesley Davenport
January 27, 1943 – November 9, 2020
Paul Wesley Davenport, 77, of Damon, TX, was taken by God on November 9, 2020 so that he could go fishing in heaven with his buddies. A consummate tale spinner, Paul never let the truth interfere with a good story. After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Paul is finally free of pain and happy again. Paul was born in Palacious, TX, on January 27, 1943, to Lee and Lena Davenport. He had two older brothers, Gerald and Billy, who he admired greatly and loved dearly. Paul’s parents and his brothers preceded him in death.
During his childhood and teen years in Freeport, TX, Paul became part of a group of young fishing and hot-rodding buddies whose friendship he cherished for the rest of his life. Paul proudly served in the United States Army from December 1963 to December 1966. As a sergeant, Paul served with the 3rd battalion 38th Artillery. He loved to tell stories about his experiences while serving as a courier of military communications. Those tales included the hazards of driving his jeep through the frigid winters in the German mountains, and the stomach-churning excitement of being flown to his next delivery by a young daredevil pilot. Following his Army service, Paul took a job with Dow Chemical, where he worked his way up to Project Manager for the Engineering Department.
Paul and his wife Susan loved nature photography. They traveled all over the country looking for great photo opportunities, enjoying not only beautiful landscapes but bird and animal shots as well. A devoted father and grandfather, Paul loved spending time with his two children Robert and Stacey, and their children.
After thirty years with Dow, Paul retired. He and Susan built a home in Woodrow Villiage, near Brazos Bend State Park because Paul wanted to sit on his back porch and listen to the birds while watching the deer graze.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife of forty years, Susan Jones Davenport. He is also survived by his two children from his first marriage, Robert Paul Davenport and wife Daron, Stacy Davenport Clay and husband Jeff, and Paul’s eight grandchildren; Celeste, Jaden, Reagan, and Jacob Davenport, Christian Regini, Alexandra, Arianna, and Danielle Alvarez.
There will be an intimate memorial service for family and dear friends on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m., at Restwood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 1038 West Plantation Drive, Clute, Texas, 77531. Dr. Lynne Settlemyre of First United Methodist Church, Lake Jackson will be officiating. As the family cares deeply about your safety during the recent increase of COVID outbreaks, there will be a live stream of the service available at www.facebook.com/restwood-funeral-home-memorial-park-105187291123792
Masks and social distancing will be mandatory for those who attend Paul’s memorial service in person. The family appreciates your understanding of these necessary precautions.
Paul will be dearly missed by the loved ones touched by his kindness, humor and generosity. Donations in memory of Paul Davenport can be made to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/donations/
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Paul Wesley Davenport
November 14, 2020
I remember my brother Dennis Heinroth & Paul being such good friends and doing fun things together in their youth. Such a great guy! Paul will be joining my beloved brother in Heaven!
Cheri and Scott Jones
November 13, 2020
We are so saddened by Paul’s struggle and untimely passing, and we send our deepest condolences. You have our love and our prayers.
November 12, 2020
I will never forget Paul’s good natured teasing, stories and jokes (that he usually told with a twinkle in his eye). He was kind and always made me feel welcomed when I’d visit (and only occasionally chastised me for “keeping his woman out too long” on our marathon shopping trips). My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to Susan and the entire family.
Amy Taylor - Scott
November 10, 2020
I love that uncle squeaky taught me to shuffle cards and do a bridge upon completion...it’s something I’ve taught to my children! He also showed me how to slam a card through a table - one of his magic tricks I use to still empress others to this day...
Tracey Davenport Butler
November 10, 2020
His humor was never ending! His joy was contagious! He always made me smile. I will miss him.
See you in heaven! Tell your brothers I said, Hi!