David Elwood Davenport – December 30, 2014

David Elwood Davenport, 89, of  Amarillo, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.Davenport Obit Pic
No services are scheduled.
David was born June 29, 1925 on a farm/ranch a few miles southwest of Augusta Kansas to David Shelton Davenport and Iona Shanklin Millar.  Most of his early years were spent there in Augusta.
David attended all of his school years in El Dorado, KA and graduated from El Dorado  High School in 1943.  He competed in Kansas State Scholarship Program throughout junior high and high school in Math, English, Literature, Science and History.
He graduated from Kansas State University in 1950 with a major in Industrial Management and a minor in Accounting.
David enlisted in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII and during the Korean Campaign in continental U.S. and Japan.  His duties included infantry and headquarters personnel management.
He worked as a manager in Manufacturing Division for Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co, Inc. at the Pantex Plant from 1952-1986.  While there, he managed manufacturing control and nuclear material control.  David also was executive vice-president and president of Panhandle Chapter (Amarillo) of American Ordinance Association, later named American Defenses Preparedness Association- a national organization joined by most “field grade” U.S. Military officers and defense industry corporate and plant executives.
For over 50 years, David was a member of the First Christian Church, Amarillo.  He served as deacon, department chairman and on the board of trustees.  He loved playing tennis, his violin and mandolin.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting and boating.
He is survived by; a daughter, Linda Ann Davenport Miller of Plano; two sons, Michael David Davenport of Red Rock, TX and Matthew Kirk Davenport of Boerne, TX; six grandchildren; one great grandchild and a sister, Donna Paluch of Wichita, KS.

0 Replies to “David Elwood Davenport – December 30, 2014”

  1. Our condolences to the family. As Marvin was one of his pastors and friends for a number of years and Janice was his Flock elder for the past two years we have just realized that we do have a means of letting you know that we have had you in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sympathy. May God’s loving arms continue to comfort each of you.
    Marvin and Janice James

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