Arthur Alexander Davenport, 58, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013.
He was born in Caldwell County to the late Marvin Prince Alexander Link and Betty Jo Tilley Davenport. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Janice Davenport and Pauline Odessa (Ronnie) Corpening; his maternal grandfather, Larkin Tilley; maternal grandmother, Ossie Tilley; fraternal grandfather, Edmund Link and fraternal grandmother, Lois Derr Link.
Arthur served in the United States Marine Corp for two years. After being honorably discharged from a tour of duty in Europe he came back to the states working a short time at Bernhardt Furniture and later for the Martin Luther King Center, H. K. Research and odd jobs for his great uncle Millard Link. He also worked a security job at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and custodian and bus driver at South Caldwell High and West Lenoir Middle School. Eventually obtaining employment at the City of Lenoir Sanitation Department working as a garbage handler and working his way to Sanitation Superintendent until his sudden illness. He worked as Superintendent for 21 ½ years. Over the years he enjoyed playing golf, fishing and softball. The love of his life along with having fun with his grandchildren, taking fishing trips to the coast at Atlantic Beach and volunteering to help anyone that he could. He loved serving the citizens of Caldwell County until his sudden death.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Anna Avery Davenport of the home; his daughters, Christy Wallace of Hickory and Nichole Davenport of Lenoir; his step-son Brian Kelly Ferguson; a sister, Mrs. Raymond "Annie" Logan, Sr. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held, Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in Pendry's Chapel with Reverend Tommy Carpenter, Reverend James Wilfong, Reverend Doug Cubertson and Reverend Bobby Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral from 2:25 p.m. until 2:55 p.m.
The family requests that memorials be made to Chambers Chapels Baptist Church, 4089 Chambers Chapel Circle, Morganton, NC 28655.
Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Arthur Alexander Davenport.