PLYMOUTH, NC ‑ Hansel V. Davenport, age 92, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Roanoke Landing Nursing Center of Plymouth.
Mr. Davenport was born in Washington County, NC, on January 24, 1924, a son of the late Ellis and Lelia Allen Davenport. Hansel was a long time resident of Aulander and a mechanic for Charles H. Jenkins GM Dealership in Aulander, and when that business closed, he worked at Freeman Chevrolet/Olds in Ahoskie. Mr. Davenport also worked for Golden Peanut Company for several years until his retirement. He was a longtime, faithful member of Aulander Baptist Church, and the Davie Masonic Lodge # 39 AF&AM of Ahoskie. He was an avid gardener who thoroughly enjoyed planting, watching it grow and sharing the harvest.
Besides his parents, Hansel was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Early Davenport, his son, Glenn A. Davenport, special friend, Hilda Skinner, his brothers, Lloyd B. Davenport and Fred A. Davenport and his sisters, Isabel Davenport, and Zola D. Wright.
Left to cherish his memory are his three nephews, Bruce Wright and wife, Judy of Plymouth, NC, Bertram L. Davenport, and Haywood Davenport and wife, Nancy all of Columbia, NC; and two nieces, Xylda W. Gee and husband, John of Elon, NC, and Lelia A. Davenport and husband, Herb Rodell of Cary, NC; along with many great and great great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 3:00 pm, at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Jimmy Blythe officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the nurses, staff and volunteers at Roanoke Landing for the compassion and care given to Mr. Davenport while a resident there.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Aulander Baptist Church or Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, NC. You may make your donation online for the church if you click here or to make your donation for the children’s home by clicking here
Garrett‑Sykes Funeral Service ‑ Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Davenport family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.