John Boynton Davenport was born September 11, 1919 in Watertown,
NY to Sherman and Jane Davenport. He died October 13, 2013 at
Carolina Village in Hendersonville, NC.
John attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, graduating in
February 1941. He was assigned to the battleship Oklahoma and was
stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked on December 7, 1941.
After surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, John was assigned to various
other ships during World War II and after the war was over, including
USS San Juan, USS Monterey, USS Fresno, and the USS Charles R. Ware.
After the war, John served in various state-side military service
positions including time in England and Germany. He retired from the
service in 1965 as a Captain. During his career he received the Bronze
Star for service on the USS Monterey from 1943 ñ 1945 and the Army
Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service from 1958 ñ 1960.
John obtained a Masterís Degree in Mathematics from the University of
South Dakota in Vermillion, SD in 1966. He taught two years at St.
Cloud University in St. Cloud, MN and then was Associate Professor of
Mathematics at Duchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY for
20 years. He retired to Hendersonville in 1988.
John is survived by this wife, Barbara. They were married for 67 years.
A private service is being planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to Carolina Village, Inc., 600 Carolina Village Rd,
Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Barbara and other family members
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was fortunate to join the WARE, just out of the Naval Academy in 1952, and CAPT Davenport was my first skipper. I have long appreciated his help and assistance. God love you all. Tom
Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss. The students enjoyed helping care for Mr. Davenport. We appreciate you allowing us to assist in his care. RN Students of Blue Ridge Community College