John Boynton Davenport

September 11, 1919 - October 13, 2013

09/11/1919 - 10/13/2013

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.

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Tom Moody
8 years ago

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

Janet Gover
8 years ago

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