Tom D. Davenport, 92, of Mingo, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Mingo, surrounded by his loving family.
A celebration of Tom’s long life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Mingo Community Center. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Mitchellville Cemetery, Mitchellville, at a later date.
The son of Thomas J. and Edna (Snook) Davenport, Tom was born March 24, 1925, on a farm west of Mingo. He graduated from Mingo High School in 1942. On Feb. 22, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ina Mae Magg at her parents’ home near Mingo. Tom lived and worked in the Mingo community his entire life. He farmed in the early years; worked at the Mingo Locker prior to becoming a part owner in 1980; and worked for the City of Mingo for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Mingo Fire Department for more than 40 years.
Those left to honor his memory include two children, Marna Davenport and Larry Davenport; grandchildren, Alex (Nicole) Frangopol; great-grandchildren, Mia and Colin Frangopol; and granddog and little buddy, Izzy, all of Mingo. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Arlene Danley and Erma McKinney; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Margorie) Magg and Norman (Roslyn) Magg; and many nieces and nephews, some of which were just like his own children. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife on Jan. 10, 2013; three sisters, Minnie Davenport, Ila Frey and Phyllis Magg; and two brothers, Robert Davenport and Lyle Ayers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may directed to the family for distribution to his favorite organizations.