Macon County Chronicle

KENNETH DAVENPORT, 79

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000187 EndHTML:0000002977 StartFragment:0000002368 EndFragment:0000002941 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/DAVENPORT,%20k.doc KENNETH DAVENPORT, age 79 of Lafayette, Tennessee, passed away peacefully May 20, 2010 at Saint Thomas Hospital. Funeral services for Kenneth Davenport were conducted Saturday, May 21, 2010 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Mike Carver officiating. Mike Johnson, Harold Davenport, Jamie Davenport, Larry Davenport, Bill Shrum, and Howard Denson served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000187 EndHTML:0000004123 StartFragment:0000002372 EndFragment:0000004087 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/DAVENPORT,%20k.doc He was born in Jackson County, Tennessee on December 27, 1930 to the late Hilman Lee and Pearl Witcher Davenport.
Kenneth married the former Barbara Ann McDonald on June 12, 1965, spending their lives together for almost forty-five years; Barbara survives.  Besides his parents; three brothers, George Davenport, Truman Davenport, and Buster Davenport, also preceded him in death.
He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army for two years; after returning home he attended Nashville Auto Diesel College where he learned the trade of welding. He worked as a self-employed welder for fifty years; working for Nashville Bridge Company for five years, National Tank Company, taught at Tennessee Technology Center in Hartsville as a welding instructor for several years.  Kenneth also owned and operated shops in Hartsville and Lafayette, before retiring.
He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was deer hunting in his younger days, gardening, or taking his dogs for a ride around the farm in the evening; that made him happy.  
Kenneth was a kindhearted, caring person always willing to help anyone any way he could. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, family and all who knew him.
Kenneth is survived by; wife, Barbara Davenport of Lafayette, TN, brother, Charles and wife Jean Davenport of Hartsville, TN, sister, Estelene and husband Dean Johnson of Gallatin, TN, sisters-in-law, Wilma Davenport of Castalian Springs, TN, and Libby Davenport of Hartsville, TN, several nieces and nephews; also survive.