Obituaries

Obituaries

Lawrence Milton "Larry" Davenport 1933 - 2007 Lenexa

Leavenworth - Graveside services for Lawrence Milton "Larry" Davenport, 74, Lenexa, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.Mr. Davenport died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo.He was born April 25, 1933, in Newton, the son of Fred Moody Davenport and Mary Jane Hall. He attended Newton High School and Kansas University, where he played basketball for the Jayhawks from 1951 to 1956.Mr. Davenport served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1959. He worked as a commercial artist from 1959 until he retired.He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and Newton High School's Athletic and Fine Arts Halls of Fame. He also was a member of the 1952 Jayhawks national championship team and won a gold medal at the 1952 Olympics as a reserve.Survivors include three sons, Lawrence Dean, Kyle D. and Kevin; three daughters, Laura L. Dempsey, Alison L. Davenport and Gina; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Newton High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame, sent in care of Marts Memorial Services, 14 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111.