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Mr. Tommy David Davenport, 74, of Calhoun, departed this life on Wednesday evening, Aug. 2, 2017, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.
Tommy was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Fannin County, a son of the late Rev. Warren and Anna Mae Brown Davenport. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Evelyn Tuggle Davenport, who died June 26, 2017; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Millard and Gladys Austin Tuggle; and a sister-in-law, Colene Casey.
Tommy was a 1960 graduate of Valley Point High School. Tommy proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Dow Chemical. He was a member of Sugar Valley Baptist Church.
He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Wesley Davenport of Calhoun, Bill and Cindy Davenport of Dalton; grandchildren, Josh and Emily Kinsey, Justin Davenport and Josiah Davenport; great-grandson, Kayden Davenport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Phil and Deborah Davenport of Rocky Face, Rick and Judy Davenport, Jim and Bunny Davenport, all of Dalton; sister, Annette Davenport of Newnan; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jess Roegner, Helen and Roy Ingle, all of Resaca; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Tommy David Davenport are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sugar Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitch Phillips and the Rev. Delmar Davenport officiating.
He will be laid to rest at Chandler Cemetery with Josh Kinsey, Justin Davenport, Mitch Hasty, Britt Hasty, Jody Davenport and Jeff Fowler serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Sugar Valley Baptist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Saturday until the service hour.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com. ?
Ponders Calhoun Chapel, 675 Jolly Road, Calhoun, is in charge of arrangements; (706) 625-7577.
Published on August 3, 2017
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