Cecil Lee Davenport
December 17, 1936 – July 28, 2018
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – CECIL LEE DAVENPORT passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was 81 years old. Cecil was born on December 17, 1936 to Louis Davenport and Lenora Brown in Jarrell, TX. He grew up in Waco, TX and Abilene, TX. Cecil enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. at age 18. He then married Doris, his wife of 42 years on May 13, 1976. Cecil worked for the City of Corpus Christi for 32 years. He enjoyed spending his time fishing, and making people laugh. Cecil will always be remembered for his love of laughter, talent for trouble, his warped sense of humor, his devotion to his friends and family, and his love of fishing. His favorite motto was “If a little bit does a little bit of good, then a whole lot oughta really get the job done”. Cecil is preceded in death by brother: Louis Davenport, & Sister: Gladys Finley. He is survived by his wife: Doris Davenport, Sister: Edna Dallas, Daughter: Wanda Walker, Son: Bobby Morgan, grandson: J.C. Attaway, great-grandson: J.R. Attaway. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors. Funeral Service is Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Cage-Mills Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Rosehill Memorial Cemetery at 11:30. Condolences can be sent to: www.cagemillsfuneraldirectors.com
- Cecil is preceded in death by brother: Louis Davenport, & Sister: Gladys Finley. He is survived by his wife: Doris Davenport, Sister: Edna Dallas, Daughter: Wanda Walker, Son: Bobby Morgan, grandson: J.C. Attaway, great-grandson: J.R. Attaway. Cecil's laughter and good humor will be missed by all . . .
- Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
- Interment Friday, August 3, 2018
Cecil Lee Davenport
August 5, 2018
My uncle Cecil had this natural, uncanny ability to lighten one's load with one of his infamous and always applicable one-liners of such hilarious humor (when least expected) that it never failed to bring me to pause, and just at that moment of pause Cecil would break out in a belly roll of laughter that shook the ground from Corpus to Dallas! I will forever love and be thankful for my pesky Uncle Cecil in my life, it's just that now I'm a bit concerned about what he's up to as he goes about his usual day in heaven.
Doris? You don't think Cecil will try to get away with pulling angel ears too, right? (smile)
Earl W Meador
August 3, 2018
Cecil will always be a part of my family and childhood memories. His infectious laugh and powerful voice are some of my fondness memories. In the days before he worked for the city it was not unusual to wake up in the morning to find Cecil snoring on the living room floor while he waited for my older brothers and Dad to go to work. He was so big and strong that if something was broken Cecil was the suspect. He once broke the crank trying to start an old welding machine. A dear and special man that will always be remembered.