Robert L. “Bob" Davenport, Sr., 71, of Talmage, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of Clifford and Ruth Smith Davenport. He was the loving husband and best friend of Betty L. Fink Davenport.
Bob served in the U. S. Air Force. He was a supervisor in the environmental services department at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family. He often attended car shows with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and birdwatching. He was an avid reader and a fan of NASCAR.
Bob was a passionate artist, working on freelance projects that went beyond being a hobby. He won numerous awards for his work, which include a replica of the house from “Little House on the Prairie" that he built from scratch.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: three children, Bob, Jr., husband of Dawn Davenport, Cindy wife of Douglas Schultz, Richard husband of Tracy Davenport; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie wife of Thomas Lehman; a brother, David Weckerly. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford, Jr., and Lawrence Davenport.
A memorial service will be held from the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola, on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 3 PM. The family will visit with friends from 2 to 3 PM at the funeral home on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Porphyria Foundation, 4900 Woodway, Suite 780, Houston, TX 77056.