Jeffrey E. Davenport |

Jeffrey E. Davenport

Jeffrey E. Davenport

Jeffrey E. Davenport was born July 6, 1960, in Merced, Calif., and passed away July 7, 2005, in Modesto, Calif., at the age of 45.

Jeff attended local schools and graduated from Merced High School in 1978. He joined the United States Navy in 1978 and was honorably discharged in 1981. Jeff attended Heald College in Fresno and graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He worked at Harveys Resort Casino as a craps and blackjack dealer for 12 years.

Jeff loved to travel, especially to the mountains or the coast. He loved to go anywhere that he could to stay out of the heat of the valley. He was a roller coaster fan. He traveled all over the United States to ride as many coasters as possible. Jeff also loved movies and the plays on Broadway. He spent all his remaining free time with his family and friends. He couldn’t live without them. He was a special person and was always thinking and helping others. He was a special man and will be missed by so many.

Jeff is survived by his stepmother, Madeleine, and her husband E.J. Lorenzi; brother, Jay Davenport; sister, Jan Campbell; nephews, Jonathan, Dino and Michael; and special niece, Brandi. He is also survived by a very special cousin, Lauren, and his good friends Sammi, Bruce, Marcey, Mary and Tina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wyatt G. Davenport Jr. and Patsy M. Davenport.

Funeral services will begin today at 11 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, Calif. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.


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