Steve Davenport

CLINTON — Steve Davenport, 74, of Clinton, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on January 6, 2019, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill.

A time to celebrate Steve’s life is scheduled for 10 a.m. on  Friday, January 11, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

Steve was born on June 24, 1944 in Clinton, the son of George and Freda (Perkins) Davenport. He married Carol Emery on June 26, 1966, in Herrin, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Davenport, Clinton; children, Russell “Rusty” Davenport, Clinton, and Stefanie (Colin) Runyen, Clinton; two  grandsons, Grant Steven Davenport, Clinton, and Cade Emery Runyen, Clinton; siblings, Ed Davenport, Clinton, and Charles Davenport, Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Latham.

Steve was a retired high school teacher and farmer, who was very involved in the community. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton Country Club, and past president of the Clinton School Board.  Steve also served on the DeWitt Savings Bank board of directors.   

He was a member of “CAT Club 12” which played Bridge and traveled together.  He loved to hunt, fish, golf, and play cards and to “hold court” with his friends.  Steve especially loved talking about hunting and sports with his grandsons. 

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