Breckenridge Texan

Joesph Earl Davenport

Joesph Earl Davenport
July 03
11:30 2021

Joseph Earl Davenport, 92, of Breckenridge, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2021. His memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021, in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel of Memories, with Danny Brown officiating.

Joe was born October 5, 1928, to the parents of Amos and Jimmie Lee Davenport in Aquilla, Texas. He went to the Booker T. Washington High School in Breckenridge, shortly after high school he volunteered to sign up for the United States Army and fight the conflict in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, Joe went off to Kansas to serve in the military until he got injured and came back home to Breckenridge.

After returning to Breckenridge, Joe went to work in residential construction and did all kinds of work around the community. He loved his family and friends and always enjoyed sharing his stories with others. Joe could always be seen with a smile on his face and scratching off a lottery ticket he had purchased from Whoa and Go store. He loved his blues music and dancing around the dance floor anytime he had the opportunity.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Jimmie Lee Davenport; sisters, Carrie Williams, Willie Lee Brooks, and Annie Louise Goodman; and brother, Robert Davenport.

Joe is survived by his partner, Pat Howard of Breckenridge, and her loving children, Cheryl and Angela Young, and son, Ramud Howard, all of Fort Worth. Joe is also survived by his children, daughters, Marvie Jo Davenport of Dallas and Joann Davenport-Littleton and husband Alford of Odessa; sons, Stephen Davenport of Abilene and Clarence “Pookie” Redic of Amarillo; sisters, Velma Harkley of Breckenridge, Eula Mae Herring of Los Angeles, California, Viola Davenport of Abilene and Martha Jones of Abilene; and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, cousins and loving friends.

Memorials can be made in his name to Meals on Wheels or the donor’s choice and may be left at the Melton Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolence may be made at

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