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John Boynton Davenport


1919 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
HENDERSONVILLE-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 – 1945 and the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service from 1958 – 1960.
John obtained a Master's 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.
An online guest book and sympathy card are available at www.forestlawnfh@gmail.com. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 16, 2013
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