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Steven L. Davenport was born May 30, 1947, and after a courageously fought battle with cancer left to be with the Lord on December 22, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Henry Davenport and Frances Louise Fitzpatrick. He is survived by his wife, Blanca Lopez Davenport of almost 36 years, who was at his side throughout this last year with many trips to MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and the Start Center in San Antonio. His survivors include his brother Vernon and sister Linda and niece Chelsea of San Antonio, his sister Cathy Dahl and brother Gerald of Tennessee, sister Gale Barnett of Maryland and numerous other nieces and nephews, including his family from the Lopez side, his in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews. And lastly, his beloved dog, Barkley who was always at Steven's side providing comfort, as only man's best friend can do. Throughout the rigorous surgeries and therapies, Steven stayed focused and remained positive to getting better with Blanca at his side keeping him on schedules, comfortable and tending to the extensive and meticulous requirements in doing so. Steven was born in Oakmogie, Oklahoma. He graduated from high school in Eagle Pass. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1970 with an Electrical Engineering degree and he served in the Air Force Reserve. He began his career working for Southwestern Bell in the Engineering Department. It was during this time that he received his Professional Engineering Certification (P.E.). In 1984 he started his own consulting engineering business in telecommunications and information systems, SCS Engineering. He worked with many large corporations and also did engineering, furnish, and installation (EF&I) work for SBC Communications. He met and made good friendships during these years that lasted a life-time. These friends were there for him during this difficult year. He was an avid and loyal Spurs fan and had season tickets for many years. He attended many UT- Texas football games and never missed a televised UT game for any sport. He enjoyed going out with his wife and their friends and family to eat at many of the local restaurants and his favorite was the ride to Boerne to eat at the Creek. Blanca expresses her gratitude to the family and their many friends for their visits, calls and also to Concordia Lutheran Church for their love, support and prayers during this difficult time.
A church service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, December 29 at Concordia Lutheran Church at 1604 & Huebner with internment to follow at Mission Burial Park North. Pallbearers will be Vernon Davenport, Dr. Alejandro Lopez Jr., Dr. William Collins, Dr. Charles Jeffords, Jose Moreno and Lyndon Cordero Lopez. You may sign the on-line guestbook at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
3401 Cherryridge San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Dec. 27, 2012