Obituary for Richard "Dick" Dale Davenport

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Richard "Dick" Dale Davenport

January 20, 1934 - May 22, 2016

Richard Dale “Dick” Davenport, age 82, passed away peacefully at home in Trafalgar on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

He was born January 20, 1934 in Morgantown to Dale Hoagland and Marjorie (Collier) Davenport. Dick was a 1952 graduate of Trafalgar High School and attended Purdue University. He served in the United States Navy Reserves. He married June Yvonne (Yoder) Davenport on December 1, 1957 in Helmsburg Indiana. She preceded him in death on September 27, 1990.

Dick retired in 2008 after 30 years as owner and operator of Dick Davenport Construction. He tended to his family farm, D & D Dairy Farms in Trafalgar during those thirty years. Dick was a past member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar and in his younger years he enjoyed playing and coaching baseball and basketball. Dick was highly respected for his skills as a little league baseball umpire and was the very first president of the Trafalgar Bantam League Football Program. He was passionate about raising bird dogs, quail hunting, reading fiction books and he was an avid fisherman. Dick was a fan of Indiana University Basketball and the Indianapolis Colts.

He is survived by his children, Richard David (Delia) Davenport of Jacksonville, Florida, Donald Alan Davenport of Trafalgar and Douglas William (Kris) Davenport of Franklin; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, June and a sister, Janice K. Mock.

The Rev. Ed Tharp will conduct a funeral service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards following the funeral service on Thursday. A meal will be provided for family and friends following the funeral service at the Morgantown Community Center. A memorial bonfire/cookout celebrating the reunion of Dick and Yvonne will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 5 p.m. at 403 Oregon St. in Trafalgar. Everyone is welcome.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dick to the Indiana FFA Leadership Center, 6595 S. 125 W. Trafalgar, IN 46181.

Condolences may be sent to the Davenport family at .

Information: 812-597-4670

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Born: January 20, 1934
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Condolences for Richard “Dick” Davenport

Teresa Woods posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.


Lisa (Weddle) Alexander posted on 1/1/00

Sorry for your loss just doesn't seem like enough to say. He will be missed many times over but he will be thought of in the many memories you have with him in your time with him here on earth. I pray God's peace and comfort to you.


Janice Ellis posted on 1/1/00

My sympathy to all of Dick's loved ones. Even though his body wasn't strong during the later years of his life, the family legacy he and Yvonne leave will endure. God Bless. "Classmate of 1952"


Barbara Wilkerson posted on 1/1/00

Dave, Don, and Doug, My thoughts are with you during this time. Like you, I am glad that your parents are now together. My sincere condolences Barbara Wilkerson


Yvonne McCoy-Winn posted on 1/1/00

So sorry boys about your loss. Mom and dad are together again and both are healthy and alive in heaven. God bless you all. Yvonne


Tina (Mock) Geary posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Words cannot express what your family has meant to ours. I grew up knowing "Grandma Marjorie & Grandpa Dale" as they were my own and your entire family accepted ours, with love. I will be forever thankful to your parents, as well. Dick and Eve were always welcoming, loving, caring and kind. I'm truly thankful that my Grandmother, Janis, brought you all into our lives. We have many wonderful memories of holidays and birthday gatherings. May God comfort you and keep you andI pray you have peace in knowing there is a special reunion, in Heaven, right now. Much love to you all, Tina & the entire Mock Family


Bill Mock posted on 1/1/00

Our prayers are with you all. When Dad married "Mom", we were all introduced to a new family. At a time when "family life" to us, meant so little, we were shown how loving a family could be. Trips to Morgantown/Trafalgar was always a HUGE event for us. And, times when we all got together in Indy were always filled with love and laughter. For me, there was nothing compared to the "Davenport sense of humor". I can remember hanging on every word when Grandpa Dale, or Dick told us a story, or even just something that had happened on the farm. Those were high points in our lives that will always be treasured. Tina captured our sentiments with her comments. We take comfort in knowing that there is, indeed, a wonderful reunion taking place in Heaven. We love you all and praise God for the loving influence you have all been to us, and to our children. Thanks, and much love to you all!!! Bill and Lenda Mock