Richard Samuel Davenport

richard davenport

December 21, 1938 ~ November 19, 2011

Resided in: Leicester, NC

Richard Samuel Davenport, 72, of Leicester, went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Enka, he was a son of the late Locke Wesley and Allie Collins Davenport. Mr. Davenport had retired from Industries for the Blind, where he worked as a production manager. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He had also worked with the Buncombe Co. Sheriff's Dept., the West Buncombe Fire Dept., and owned Erwin Hills Restaurant. In his free time, he enjoyed tinkering with computers and guns. Mr. Davenport is survived by his wife, Vesta Couch Davenport; daughter, Jennifer Wallace and husband Brian; life-long friend and brother, Gene Fore; step-children, Brenda and Bob Cassidy, Ted and Ruthie, Denny and Michelle, Charles and Sheila, and Tim and Janie Fultz, and Sallie and Ray Marler; 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mr. Davenport will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Georgetown Baptist Church with the Revs. Lee Davis and Johnny Tiller officiating. A private interment will take place at Redmon Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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  1. I miss you my brother… but I know that you are seeing unaided for the first time and you are healed of all your limitations… Until we meet again… I Love You!

  2. Vesta & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel the loss with you for I cosidered Richard one of my best friends and will miss him very much. I have to say I believe he is in a better place than we are now and can look forward to seeing him again in the next life. May God keep you is our prayer. We love you Jerry & Margaret

  3. Vesta and family:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Don’t forget…God is watching over you to give you strength and courage. Peace.

    Linda Illes
    (formerly at IFB)

  4. Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss of a dear father & grandfather. Dick’s father was a brother to my father, Clyde Davenport and as a child I would enjoy a visit with my NC cousins every summer. I remember one summer when Locke, Allie and Dickie visited our family in Canton, OH. We regret not having been able to see more of Dick as an adult since we live at such a distance.

  5. Vesta and Family,

    May God’s loving hand help heal your sorrow and touch your heart with the peace only God can give.
    Praying the Lord will gently hold you and lead you through this difficult valley you are traveling.
    With heartful sympathy and Christian love,
    Rev Cecil & Linda Hopps

  6. My late husband Terry spoke often of Richard.He knew him from the restaraunt and the Fire department and Sheriffs dept as well as growing up in the same area.One never knows how many lives one touches until its too late to tell them so.In Richards case it was immesurable.His thoughtfulness and kindness knew no bounds.May Gods peace and comfort sweep over u and comfort u during this your time of sorrow.Know that Richard is only gone in his earthly body but his spirit lives on in everything he touched and in the many lives he touched.

  7. So sorry to hear of Dickie’s passing. My Mother(Georgia) and His Dad were brother and sister. It has been years since I have seen him.I moved to Oregon years ago and soon lost contact with each other. As a child we always played together at our grandparents place, mostly on family gatherings celebrating their birthdys. Thoughts are with the family at this time.

  8. So sorry to hear about Richard granny i am hear for you my thoughts and prayers are always with you but just think now he will never need aid seeing for in heaven every thing is perfect.and true.

  9. Sorry for the loss. Dick and I are cousins. Visited him many times when my father Clyde, would take us on vaction to his boyhood home in NC. Wish I could have spent more time with him.

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