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 www.meredith-clark.com .
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Dick’s Tribute Video