Jerry Allen Davenport

March 19, 1947 – October 29, 2017

Jerry Allen Davenport 70 of Forsyth, IL passed away 6:54 PM October 29, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Services will be 10 A.M. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Bruce Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Jerry was born March 19, 1947 in Decatur, IL the son of Raymond E. Davenport, Sr. He married Sandy McCool on June 4, 1967 in Forsyth, IL.

Survivors include his wife: Sandy Davenport, Forsyth, IL; Children: Nicholas Allen Davenport, Maroa, IL, Matthew Allen (Melissa) Davenport, Maroa, IL; 4 grandchildren: Devvon Davenport, Maxwell Allen Davenport, Evan Creek, and Sophia Morgan Davenport; one brother: Raymond E. (Judy) Davenport, Jr.,
Pittsfield, IL; several nieces and nephews also survive; and best-friends: Frank and Diane Friend also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father; daughter: Melinda Sue Davenport; granddaughter: Morgan Rene’ Davenport; brother: Clinton Davenport; sister: Shirley Ann Taylor; aunt: Mildred “Mike” Hance; and step-mother: Betty Davenport.

Jerry worked and retired from Caterpillar Inc. He was an Air Force Veteran, volunteer fireman, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, and doing woodcarvings. Jerry loved to go fishing, do oil paintings, and attend his grandchildren’s activities.

3 thoughts on “Jerry Allen Davenport

  1. Sandy and family, We just learned of Jerry’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a wonderful man with a huge heart. I know he will be missed. I draw comfort in knowing that his beloved Aunt Mike was at the gates waiting for him.

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  2. Raymond–
    A name from your far past! Larry Hinkle
    Ray, you certainly have my sympathy on the loss of Jerry. I know you boys all grew up very close. Ray, will you please express my concerns to Sandy.
    Larry Hinkle

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  3. My condolences to Sandy and family. I was unable to attend, but wanted to say that when I joined the Hickory Point Fire Protection District in 1978, and through many of my earlier years there, Jerry was always a positive mentor to learn from and I appreciated his experiences and support as a fellow volunteer firefighter.

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