Jerry Davenport (Civilian)

Gender: Male
Hometown: Tennessee
Military Status: Veteran
About Me:
Before his entrance into World War II, he married and fathered two sons, the younger being my father. He enjoyed various watersports during the postwar years, but was most interested in quail hunting, during which time he raised many different English Setters and Pointers for his hunts. Some the better dogs were entered in field trail competitions, in which my grandfather and his companions garnered several awards. Quail hunting was a lifelong passion of my grandfather's, but in the thirty years following his discharge, he was able to enjoy this passion the most.

After a 1984 heart attack, he turned towards living his last years full of regular exercise and a much better diet, though his life had been filled with a great deal of physical activity. He had the fortune of passing away in his sleep on Tuesday morning, May 1, 1990. At his funeral, he was given full military honors by a Navy Honor Guard and a Rifle Honor Guard from Fort Campbell's 101st Air Assault Division. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Nashville, TN.

My grandfather, Henry Burton Davenport of Nashville, TN, died May 1, 1990 at the age of 71. During the years following his naval service in World War II, he worked in the Nashville area in the television repair trade for many years. He later worked for a local company that sold gasoline station storage tanks, dispensing pumps and various lighting systems for many service stations throughout the Southeastern United States. In addition, he performed periodic inspections to ensure environmental compliance with industry laws. He retired in 1984.

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Tamie Towers
Tamie Towers said on 02/20/2012 at 12:17 am
I'll Go (A Soldiers Oath) - I would like to share with you, a music video dedicated to all soldiers called - I'll Go (A Soldiers Oath) - by Kelly's Lot - It is a tribute to all veterans, and is well worth watching - Here's the link: (this is not a download, simply a link to a YouTube video) - - Or you can copy & paste (or type) the following link into your address bar: - To each and every veteran - Thank You - I salute you - Tamie L. Towers - Patriot - - P.S. My dear friend Kelly Zirbes of Kelly's Lot wrote and performed this song and has given permission for the video to be shared and/or embedded anywhere.

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