- Ada, Oklahoma

March 13, 2013

Richard Davenport

The Ada News

Norman —

Services for Richard Wirt Davenport, 72, Norman, formerly of Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John Haynes officiating. Burial precedes the funeral service at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Davenport died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his home. He was born April 27, 1940, at Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Lawrence and Sarah Campbell Davenport. He attended school at Gainesville, Texas. He graduated from East Central State College.

He married Mary Ellen Alletag in August 1965 in Ada. Mr. Davenport taught one year at Ada High School and two years at Lake Highlands High School in the Richardson, Texas, school district. He was employed for 35 years with State Farm Insurance Company as a commercial fire underwriter.

After returning to Ada, he became involved in the Ada Artists Association, serving as the president for a time. He served on the East Central University Foundation, was of the Baptist faith and had served in the Oklahoma National Guard, being honorably discharged as a first lieutenant.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Dr. Amy Davenport, and their daughter, Zoey of Norman, and Dr. John and Chelsey Davenport and their son, Shelby, of Stillwater.

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