ARCOLA — Ronald “Ron” Davenport, 74, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Indianapolis, he was an inspector with International Harvester for 30 years. Following his retirement from there, he was involved in management and services with Washington House for 14 years. The U.S. Air Force veteran was a member of American Legion Post 82; Aldersgate United Methodist Church; UAW Local 57 and a former Kiwanian. He was devoted to his family and grandchildren and enjoyed traveling.
Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Davenport of Arcola; son, James M. (Bonnie) Davenport of Bountiful, Utah; daughter, Debra A. (Steve) Yonke of Willard, Mo.; sons, Larry W. and Wesley A. Davenport, both of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hazel Davenport; and sisters, Marion Bottorf and Dorothy Kiper.
Private family graveside service was Tuesday at Lindenwood Cemetery, with Dr. Derek Weber officiating.
D. O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are to Indiana Special Olympics. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com.