More detail on this person: Thomas "Tex" Davenport, 68, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and a former sales executive, died April 23, 2018 after a decade-long battle with a rare neurological disease, Corticobasal Degeneration. Thomas was born in North Carolina to Thurmon and Arlene Davenport, and raised in Kenansville, N.C. He attended Duplin High School and then Roanoke College in Roanoke, Virg., where he earned a bachelor's degree. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam as Warrant Officer flying Medivac helicopters from 1968 to 1969. During that time, he met his wife, Linda Davenport, who was serving as an Army nurse. After his service, Thomas thrived in a long career in the private sector as a sales executive in the construction and flooring industry. He worked for Tate Access Flooring and Irvine Access Flooring Inc. Thomas was an avid and frequent golfer who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling, with trips that included Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and Mexico, among many others. His past residences also include Savannah, Ga., Roanoke, Va., Lewisville, Texas and Millersville, Md. Thomas is survived by his wife, Linda Davenport of Millersville, Md.; his two daughters Allison Taylor of Annapolis, Md. And Karen Davenport of Severna Park, Md.; a brother Edward Davenport of Kenansville, N.C.; and four grandchildren - Connor Taylor, Charlotte Taylor, Makenna Sievers and Mia Sievers. A brother, Walter Davenport, preceded him in death. The service to celebrate the life of Thomas Cameron Davenport will be held on May 14, 2018 at 1pm at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, Md. 21122 or the Brain Support Network, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026.
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