He was born Jan. 24, 1928, at Arcadia, a son of Nickodeums and Elda (Clark) Davenport. He was raised in Arcadia and attended school there.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed with the 32nd Infantry Regiment of F Company. After his discharge, he returned to the Farlington area and was employed at the Craw-Kan Telephone Company for 35 years.
On Nov. 2, 1951, he and Carol Jean Foust were united in marriage at Girard. She survives of the home. They celebrated their 60th anniversary Nov. 2, 2011.
He was a member of the Farlington United Methodist Church. He was also a lifetime member of the Hiattville Lodge No. 216, A.F. & A.M. and a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Scott and was a lifetime member of Post 7479, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also belonged to the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion.
He enjoyed attending Fort Scott Jubilee with Carol, Monday night dances and playing dominos. In their earlier years, they square danced. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
George was very dedicated to his family and was a glorious example to all. One of his favorite pastimes was having family over for Sunday dinner.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: Three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Cindy Davenport, Fort Scott, Jerry and Teresa Davenport, Farlington, and Larry and Joyce Davenport, Fort Scott; six grandsons, Josh Davenport and his wife Heather, Fort Scott, Sam Davenport and his wife Maggie, Fort Scott, Craig Davenport, Fort Scott, Chris Davenport, Fort Scott, Dehn Davenport, Fort Scott, and Davis Davenport, Farlington; one granddaughter, Julie Weyer and her husband Pete, Topeka; three great-grandsons, Connor, Benjamin and Stewart Davenport, Fort Scott; two great-granddaughters, Emily Davenport, Fort Scott, and Brynlee Weyer, Topeka; Special niece, Lana Shaff, Overland Park; two sisters, Bertha Hickox, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Dudney, Clay Center.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, Robert, Joseph and Albert Davenport and four sisters, Emma Leist, Florence Wheeler, Dorothy Garrett Dugan and Marie Lawrence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Farlington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Cole officiating.
The family will receive friends an hour before service time at the church. Military services will be conducted by the Girard American Legion and Masonic services will be conducted by the Hiattville Lodge No. 216, A.F. & A.M., at the Fort Scott National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Farlington United Methodist Church or to Mercy Hospice of Fort Scott. These may be left at or mailed to the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 258, Girard, Kan., 667643.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com