Robert George Davenport
The Rev. Robert George Davenport, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 13, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a kind and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, neighbor, and friend and a blessing to everyone who knew him.
Davenport was born on Nov. 29, 1925 in Weatherford, to George Forest Davenport and Bernice (Trotter) Davenport. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific before returning to the United States, where he raised his family and worked as a truck driver in Dallas for many years.
He surrendered to the ministry in 1972, and later moved to Laguna Park. Bro. D built Rehoboth Full Gospel Church in Clifton in 1979, and ministered there until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers, one sister, two wives, and one granddaughter. He was married to Faye Campbell Davenport for 26 years and Thelma Davenport for 25 years and to Jane Hill Davenport, his current wife, for seven years.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Davenport of Laguna Park; daughter, Annette and Miguel Carbajal of Waco; son, Rob and Lisa Davenport of Denver, as well as one brother, one sister, four granddaughter, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Clifton Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. A service conducted by Brother Charlie Callee will be held Thursday, July 18, at the Clifton Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Laurel Oaks in Mesquite at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mike Snyder, David Fleskes, Evin Williams, Ryan Williams, Zachary LeBlanc, James Davenport, and Johnny Horn.
Clifton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.