Wallace “Wally” Elmer Davenport, Jr.

Wallace “Wally” Elmer Davenport, Jr.

Wallace “Wally” Elmer Davenport, Jr.
July 21, 1942 – July 30, 2023

WENDELL – The Davenport family suffered great heartache with the loss of a wonderful husband, dedicated father and Grandfather, an amazing friend to so many. At the age of 81, Wallace “Wally” Davenport departed this life and made his heavenly ascension, leaving behind a legacy of love, honor and commitment to his family and church. Honest, Trustworthy, Patient, Kind, Perfect Husband, Hero, The Man, Dad, Paw are just a few words that describe Wally. He was born in Richmond, VA to the late Wallace Elmer and Katherine Nethery Davenport Sr. Growing up Wally held many VA state records in Track and Football. Through the years Wally touched a lot of lives in the Wendell area, whether it was playing recreational sports, coaching little league, teaching youth Sunday school or sharing his passion for the outdoors. Wally loved running his dogs and being the chef at Panther Branch Hunting Club for more than 30 years. He also had a passion for striper fishing on Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston with friends and family. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Along with his parents, Wally is preceded in death by his brother, Mike Davenport.

Wally is survived by the love of his life of 43 years Patricia Sue Foster, his sons, Zak Davenport (Katie) and Shane Davenport (Sally), his sister, Becky Heath (Brent), his 4 grandchildren, Foster, Brady, Jackson and Davis and many others.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wendell Christian Church, 421 Mattox St., Wendell, NC 27591.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Wendell Christian Church. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00pm – 2:00pm prior to the service.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC.

1 Comment

  • Scott Carpenter Posted August 2, 2023 5:31 pm

    Tremendous loss! Wally was a GREAT man and friend. We will all definitely miss the man, but I am going to mostly miss his numerous stories about his life adventures, hunting, fishing and how much he enjoyed his family. The world was a better place with Wally. Now Heaven is a better place with his eternal soul.

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