Arthur Alexander Davenport

January 15, 1955May 16, 2013
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Arthur Alexander Davenport, 58, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013.

He was born in Caldwell County to the late Marvin Prince Alexander Link and Betty Jo Tilley Davenport. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Janice Davenport and Pauline Odessa (Ronnie) Corpening; his maternal grandfather, Larkin Tilley; maternal grandmother, Ossie Tilley; fraternal grandfather, Edmund Link and fraternal grandmother, Lois Derr Link.

Arthur served in the United States Marine Corp for two years. After being honorably discharged from a tour of duty in Europe he came back to the states working a short time at Bernhardt Furniture and later for the Martin Luther King Center, H. K. Research and odd jobs for his great uncle Millard Link. He also worked a security job at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and custodian and bus driver at South Caldwell High and West Lenoir Middle School. Eventually obtaining employment at the City of Lenoir Sanitation Department working as a garbage handler and working his way to Sanitation Superintendent until his sudden illness. He worked as Superintendent for 21 ½ years. Over the years he enjoyed playing golf, fishing and softball. The love of his life along with having fun with his grandchildren, taking fishing trips to the coast at Atlantic Beach and volunteering to help anyone that he could. He loved serving the citizens of Caldwell County until his sudden death.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Anna Avery Davenport of the home; his daughters, Christy Wallace of Hickory and Nichole Davenport of Lenoir; his step-son Brian Kelly Ferguson; a sister, Mrs. Raymond “Annie” Logan, Sr. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held, Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with Reverend Tommy Carpenter, Reverend James Wilfong, Reverend Doug Cubertson and Reverend Bobby Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral from 2:25 p.m. until 2:55 p.m.

The family requests that memorials be made to Chambers Chapels Baptist Church, 4089 Chambers Chapel Circle, Morganton, NC 28655.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Arthur Alexander Davenport.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2013

Arthur Alexander Davenport

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June 7, 2013

Dear Anna and Family,
I taught Arthur in the 7th grade and he was one of my favorite students. He worked hard and all ways did what was asked of him . He wrote me post cards when he was in the Marines Corps.
After I became Principal of West Lenoir, I asked him to become our custodian and bus driver. Again he was a very hard worker and very loyal. We became great friends.
I am so sorry to hear of his death. Had I known I would certainly have been there to be with you. May God bless you during this time of sorrow and may you find peace.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rachel Cline
Asheville, NC

May 21, 2013

Nikki, So sorry to hear about your dad. In my thoughts and prayers.
Jeremy Brookshire

Eddie Taylor

May 20, 2013

Arthur was a very fine gentleman and a true "Marine" . He served his Lord, his country, his family, and the comunity with honor and passion. Rest in peace. Your friend and fellow Marine, Eddie Taylor. (Lenoir, NC)

May 19, 2013

My prayers go out to Arthur Davenport family. we were classmates as well as neighbors in the neighborhood. God bless you all..

Rae Smith Mallard

Scott Brown

May 19, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Arthur was a great man and a true friend. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

Kokeeta / Koko Myers

May 19, 2013

You will truly be missed but we will see you aging when the time comes for us to come home to our father above. Rip may be gone but never for gotten. Love and peace to the family here if you all need anything.

Margaret Tate

May 18, 2013

We are so sorry to hear ARTHUR.Robert&MargaretTate

Roseshell Morrow

May 18, 2013

To the family,I am sorry for your loss and it has been a blessing growing up to know Arthur he will truly be missed. he has touch so many life's through his journey of life here on earth ,God needed another soldier so he only takes the best...R.I.P.

tracy epps

May 18, 2013

My prayers go out to the family.from the epos and smith

Jessica (Church) Walker

May 18, 2013

Nicky, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I hope you all can find peace and comfort in the days to come. I'll be praying for you all. Love you girl.