Carroll Glen Davenport, age 79, 123 DeArmond Place, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a short illness.
He was born in Carter County, a son of the late William Eckart and Ossie Deloach Davenport. Mr. Davenport was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He never met a stranger. Mr. Davenport lived his life to the fullest and loved the trucking industry. He began his trucking career of 67 years when he was 12 years old working for his father at the W.E. Davenport Trucking and Sons. He was still working and doing what he loved most and was presently employed with Duncan Mechanical. Mr. Davenport was known by all his trucking friends as “Snowman”. He was awarded the Golden Achievement Award for over 50 years of service in the trucking industry from the American Truck Historical Society. Mr. Davenport was a loving husband, daddy and papaw. He was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church and attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
Other than parents, Mr. Davenport was preceded in death by two brothers: Bobby Joe Davenport and Harold Davenport and by one sister, Margie Coleman.
He is survived by devoted wife of 28 years, Tina Davenport; a son, Keith Davenport and wife, Charlene; a daughter, Vickie Leonard and husband, Gary, all of Elizabethton; a stepson, Randy Rice and wife, Stephanie and a stepdaughter, Pam Turner and husband, Rick, all of Erwin; one granddaughter: Brittany Rice; two step grandchildren: Lucy Hunigan and Ethan Bailey, all of Erwin; two special pets: Chico and Bandit.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of the second and third floors of Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
A celebration service remembering the life of Mr. Davenport will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate assisted by Erik Turner.
Special music will be provided by Kevin Laws and Danny Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees of Duncan Mechanical and his many friends and neighbors.
The family will receive friends prior to the celebration of life service between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the family home.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Davenport family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Davenport family. (423) 743-1380.