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november 8, 1937 – july 16, 2023
Tony Davenport, age 85, passed away on July 16, 2023.
Tony was born in Rockholds, Kentucky to Ollie Davenport and Emma Barger (nee Hensley).
Tony is survived by his sister, Juanita Hopkins, and many other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Izetta Davenport, his son, Michael Davenport, his siblings, Wanda Bevis, Wilma Goff, Jeannette Grubb, and Edward Miller.
Tony was a drag racer at Edgewater Racetrack when he was not racing cars, he was working on cars. He loved cars, especially Corvettes and Camaros. One of his favorite past time hobbies was working on engines. He enjoyed the friendships that developed over the years at Edgewater. Tony built a brotherhood with the individuals he worked with each day. He enjoyed traveling to the US Nationals in Indianapolis. He also traveled to Florida, Myrtle Beach, and Hawaii. His favorite was Hawaii. He said Hawaii was paradise on earth. Despite the tragedies in life, he lived a full and enjoyable life.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the blue line to the left upon entering the memorial park).
Services for Tony Davenport will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel, 2145 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the red line to the left upon entering the memorial park) with Jim Milner, officiating. Entombment will follow immediately after service.
Reception will be held after entombment at Pebble Creek Golf Course and Event Center, 9799 Prechtel Road, 45252.
In memory of Tony’s life, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel
“Thank you Tony for being the person that you were. Thank you for all the great times and memories that you gave me and my family.Thank you for being the kind-hearted man that you were, always there to help someone in need. Thank you for making my kids feel like a part of your family, you will always be their Uncle Tony. You will be missed, loved and never forgotten. Thank you for being you.”
“Uncle Tony, I always looked up to you as a child. You were my big brother’s friend but always an “uncle” to me. You were such a gentleman, kind and caring. Rest in peace. Love, hugs & prayers. Sherry Bevis Martinoli”
“I love you Uncle Tony and will always miss you. Love your niece, Tammy Sue.”