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Marvin George Davenport, Jr.

Obituary of Marvin George Davenport, Jr.

October 28, 2021

Marvin George Davenport Jr, age 61 of Manhattan, passed away on October 28, 2021, in New York City. He was born April 9, 1960, in Littlefield, Texas to Marvin Davenport and Gereta Meissner.

Marvin is preceded in death by his father, Marvin Davenport Sr., mother, Gereta Meissner, and sister, Pamela Davis. He is survived by his two brothers, Raymond Davenport, and wife, Judy of Muleshoe Texas, and Michael Davenport, and wife, Kimberlee of Hattiesburg Mississippi. He was loved by his nieces and nephews. (Misty Davenport Lassiter, husband Ross, Logan, and Landon, Damon Davenport wife April & Eli, Joshua Davenport and wife Amanda, Nixon. Amber Davenport Morris and husband John Fleet Morris, Raeleigh & Presley, JPat Cooley, Greg Davis, and Chris Davis.

Marvin was an Oracle Database Admin until his retirement in 2019. He also lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with his dog Riley. He enjoyed gardening and bike riding. He was passionate about supporting the LGBTQ Community and worked with The Trevor Project.

The family suggests memorials be sent to The Trevor Project – at In Memory of Marvin G. Davenport Jr.

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Heartbroken but I know you're in a better place now. Give Mom a hug for me.

Posted by: Nina Pomeroy - Pleasanton, CA - November 4, 2021

Marvy, we are heartbroken that you've left this world, but you will always be remembered. Thanks for being a wonderful friend.

Posted by: Jenn & Ron Smetana - , - November 4, 2021

The most kind and gentle of souls. Marvin, you were always the one to go to to get a laugh or a smile. After all these years you will finally be with loved ones and with Midnight. May she moo with you forever. I will miss you until we can all moo together. ❤

Posted by: Stephanie Todd - , - November 5, 2021

Marvin was my co-worker and great friend. We worked together at Texas Instruments from 1983 to 1986. He was just a year older than me, but he took me under his wing and showed me how to get things done at work. Especially long Friday lunches in Grapevine with Dave and Gooch. He was funny, kind, blisteringly smart, and would do anything to help a friend. He was the best man at our wedding in 1990. He made my life better because that's who he was.

Posted by: John Sheley - Avon, IN - November 5, 2021

I met Marvin when we both went to Muleshoe High School together. I wish we'd gotten to know each other then. However, he and I became friends through Facebook. He was a kind, smart, funny, courageous man. I will miss him.

Posted by: Bill Durham - Los Angeles, CA - November 6, 2021

Marvin and I were Facebook friends. Marvin wanted a better world. He was a champion of the poor, distressed, those who suffered through prejudices and hate. He heart was open to those who shared the same beliefs.
Marvin was passionate about his family, loyal to his friends.
The world was much better with Marvin in it and I pray that he is at peace and somehow guiding us to be better people, better country, better world.
Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by: Bob Hurley - Grand Prairie, TX - December 6, 2021
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