Raymond E. Davenport, 63

<br />Raymond E. Davenport
Raymond E. Davenport

Raymond E. Davenport, 63, of Hannibal, died Monday at the VA Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Baldwinsville, he was a life resident of the Hannibal area. Ray retired after 5 years of service as a bus driver for A&E Transportation and had previously been employed at Rollaway Bearings in Liverpool for 29 years. Ray was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971 earning a bronze star. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a Mark Martin fan. Ray was predeceased by his son, Wayne Davenport, who died in 1975.

Surviving: his wife of 37 years, Shirley Davenport of Hannibal; three daughters, Susan (Charlie) Janes, Joyce (Derek) Kerr all of Hannibal and Tammy (Josh) Wilkinson of Volney; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Hope Borrows of OK and Emily Burt of Moravia; brothers, Michael Davenport of MI, Gene Davenport of Hannibal and Christopher Davenport of Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Friday with a 6 p.m. service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, 13057.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.