Kenneth Chip S. Davenport Jr., 64, of Cortland passed away on July 1, 2013 at the Geneva General Hospital. Kenneth was born November 2, 1948 to the late Kenneth and Marguerite Addy Davenport Sr.
Mr. Davenport was a life long resident of the Cortland area. He graduated from Homer High School in 1967 then went on to graduate from Broome Tech. and then enlisted in the United States Navy serving on the nuclear submarine U.S.S Hammerhead and proudly served his country for 6 years. Following his time in the service he worked for Pall Trinity for 37 years and was looking forward to retirement in January. Chip was active in the Bruce Brown Golf league at Walden Oaks, enjoyed camping, NASCAR, being in his woods, spending time at Thunder Mountain watching the races, but more than anything he loved to spend time with his grandchildren.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Deborah Breed of 38 years, daughters; Jeri(Barry) Coningsby of Moravia, Jill (Roger Abbott) Davenport of Moravia, grandchildren; Alexcis, Nolan, Lucy, sisters; Deborah Davenport of Groton, Bobette (Gary) Lansdowne of Lake Como, a special Aunt Arleen Vorhis of Groton, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Friday July 5 from 10 ââ€š¬ââ‚¬Å“ 12 PM with a service at noon at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland NY. A burial with military honors will follow at Tully Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Chip's name is asked to considerThe Golisano Children's HospitalOne Children's Circle Syracuse, NY 13210, or Syracuse VA Hospital 800 Irving Ave Syracuse, New York 13210
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I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Ken's passing. He was a great friend and co-worker and he always had a wonderful sense of humor.We shared many laughs together and I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God Bless Charley Parks
Debbie and family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. What a joy it was to know "Couch". May the Lord lift you, steady you and hold you in the coming days. Hal & Susan Springer
I was very sad when I heard that Chip had passed away. My deepest sympathy to his family, sisters Debbie and Bobette, and to his relatives. Although I rarely saw Chip after our teenage years, we had great times together and I'll never forget him and what a kind, good natured, true friend he was! Greg DeMond
Chip and Loved Ones, It has been an honor to know you and call you friend. I know Greg and Butch with you were great friends in partners-in-crime in your youth. They loved you like a brother. You will be greatly missed by family and friends My brother Ray Fitch was proud to work with you and you were "a really smart man!" May you rest in peace. Our prayers and sympathy to your family, grandchildren and friends. Much love and Blessings, Martha De Mond and family
I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Ken's passing. He was a great friend and co-worker and he always had a wonderful sense of humor.We shared many laughs together and I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God Bless. Charley Parks
Chip and Steve were good friends in school, played football together and other great times. Deepest Sympathy to Bobette Debbie and family of Chip. Bev & Steve Berry
A Memorial Tree was planted for Kenneth
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Wright-Beard Funeral Home