DAVENPORT, David Thomas|
David Thomas Davenport, 71, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas following a lengthy illness.
David was born in Dallas, Texas on March 23, 1942 to Joubert Lum Davenport and Frances Collins Davenport. He attended Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas and then the University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.A. in Business Administration in 1964. David was a proud, life-long member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. After college, David was employed by the Austin National Bank and quickly rose to become Executive Vice President, a career he enjoyed for many years. He then was the President of National Bank of Texas. David formed Texas Protax Austin and served as President of the company until his retirement in 2012.
David was civically minded and contributed his talents and guidance to many organizations over the years. He served as Chairman of the Austin Redevelopment Authority, President of The Austin Multiple Sclerosis Society, President of the City of Austin Downtown Unlimited, President of the City of Austin Community Unity Council, Advisory Council to the University of Texas School of Nursing, Vice President of the Austin Natural Science Center and Advisor to the Texas Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Student Aid Fund. He was a member of Westwood Country Club and served on its Board of Directors as Treasurer. David was a long time member of the Admirals Club of Austin where he also served as Treasurer.
David was an avid outdoorsman and will be remembered by many good friends who shared his passion for hunting and fishing. He loved watching sports and keeping up to date on world news and politics. He was known for his beautiful singing voice and would belt into song when some of his favorite "oldies" were played. He loved traveling and seeing the world and especially loved going on cruise ship vacations with his wife Barbara.
David is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Casey Davenport, son Bill Davenport and daughter-in-law Leslie and their three sons, Wilder, Jack and Whit Davenport. He is also survived by his step sons Dell Boykin and his wife Angie and their daughters Kaitlyn and Brooke; Michael Boykin and his wife, Amy and their children, Luke, Marley, Josie and James; and his brother- in-law and sister- in- law Michael and Yvonne Brenan. David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Davenport and his son David Davenport, Jr.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014. A family graveside service at Austin Memorial Park will be followed by a 1:00 p.m. memorial service at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in David's name be made to Helping Hand Home for Children, the Austin Humane Society, or the
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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2014