James Roger “J.R.” Davenport, 71, of Raleigh, died Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Wake County Hospice Center. Davenport was born in Guilford County, the son of the late Irene Oliver Davenport and John C. Davenport. He was married to Nina Ruth Owens Davenport who preceded him in death and was retired from N.C. State University in the maintenance department after 18 years of service.
Funeral services were held Friday morning May 17, at Stony Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Davenport is survived by his brother, John Davenport and wife, Sandra, of Greensboro; sisters, Peggy Dennis and husband, Jerry, of Georgia, and Libby Neville of Wake Forest; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and the staff of Wake Medical Center and to Hospice of Wake County and to his many friends including Linda and Lewis Franklin and Jimmy Perrott.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Perrott, Lewis Franklin, Larry Strickland, Tony Harrison and Curtis Harrison.
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