DAVENPORT, DONALD RAY “Red”; age 83; of Richardson, TX and longtime resident of Oakland County; in God’s perfect timing, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Don was born to Charles Curtis Davenport and Blanche (Beasley) Davenport on March 1, 1931 in Carrier Mills, IL. He was a Korean War Combat Veteran and Military Police Officer in the United States Army. Don would later become a firefighter for the City of Pontiac Fire Department from 1957 to 1963. His firefighting career was cut short by a disabling injury while in the line of duty. In 1999, Don would retire as Chief of Security for Woodlands on Gilbert Lake after 20 years of dedicated service. Don is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Juanita (Neidrick) Davenport; their five children, Curtis (Elizabeth) Davenport, Lisa (Molly) Davenport, Mark (Darlene) Davenport, Jill (Tim) Davenport-Scott, and Wes (Victoria) Davenport; eight grandchildren, Michelle Davenport, Joshua Davenport, Nicholas Scott, Zachary Scott, Jack Scott, Katherine Scott, Kayla Scott, and Luke Scott; and eldest brother, Eugene Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Aileen, Howard, Charles, Loren, and James. A Celebration Service of Don’s Life will be held in Texas at a later date. The family has requested memorial contributions be made in his honor to Disabled American Veterans, The Wounded Warrior Project, or a ; .Published in Daily Tribune on Jan. 20, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 4 "hired in 1992 & couldn't have asked for a fairer boss to work..."- larry cramer"I'll see you on the flip side Dondo! We'll play guitars..." "I'm going to miss you, Grandpa! I hope you will have enough..."- Katherine Scott"I miss you Dad! All my love, Princess"- Jill Scott Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Donald Davenport Add a video + Photos View All Add + Donald Ray Davenport Photo Young Don http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=donald-ray-davenport&pid=173901868