Jack Davenport, 74 of Bowling Green, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of services.
Jack was born on Dec. 27, 1940 in Moberly, the son of Emerald Wayne and Claire Margaret (Blackmore) Davenport. In 1961 Jack married Marjorie Stephens and then in 1978 married Sara Jo Calhoun. Survivors include his wife, Sara Jo Davenport, of Bowling Green, three sons Brian Davenport of Seattle, Wash., Richard Eickelman of Bowling Green, and Joe Calhoun (Heather) of Bowling Green; three daughters Marilyn Dick (Dyke) of Centralia, Randee Wahlgren (Rob) of St. Louis, and Rainee Sinroll of Bowling Green; 16 grandchildren Richard, Stephanie, Brittan, Dyson, Chance, Dylan, Matt, Alex, Rachel, Sam, Sean, Kaeden, Chloe, Sona, Collin, and Charlie Jack; brothers Larry Davenport (Judy) of Philadelphia, Pa., and Keith Davenport (Marlene) of Bowling Green. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Marjorie, and daughter-in-law Lisa Eickelman.
Jack grew up and lived in Centralia until his mid 30s, then moved to Coello, Ill. until his retirement in 1997. After retirement, he lived in the Florida Keys, then moved to Fulton for six years, and then Bowling Green in 2011.
He worked for A.B. Chance Co. in Centralia as a lab technician for 15 years and then worked in southern Illinois in marketing for Industrial Electric Distributors until his retirement. Jack enjoyed woodworking, gardening, landscaping, traveling, camping, fishing, canoeing, and being with family.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer and Lupus Foundation.