2017-02-10 / Obituaries

Geoffrey Davenport


Geoffrey Davenport Geoffrey Davenport Geoffrey John Davenport, 56, of St. Ignace, passed away early Thursday morning, January 5, 2017, at his home.

He was born April 22, 1960, to Paul Jr. and Gloria (nee Bottrell) Davenport on Mackinac Island.

He was graduated from LaSalle High School in 1978, where he played football. He also attended the Ursuline Academy in the early grades. He served as an altar boy at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. He was a Cub Scout.

Mr. Davenport was employed as a captain with Star Line for several years. He also managed the St. Ignace Municipal Marina for six years.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Mr. Davenport loved his family and his two dogs, King and Queen. Family was most important to him.

He is survived by two brothers and their families, Paul and Julia Davenport of Kalkaska and Mark Davenport of Gaylord, and three sisters and their families, Denise and Ken Young of Gaylord, Michele and Mike Gerlofs of Hickory Corners, and Rene and David Wilson, also of Hickory Corners.

Mr. Davenport was preceded in death by his father, who died in 1993, and his mother, who died in 2010.

Plans are being made for a celebration of life in May with Mr. Davenport’s family and Star Line.

Burial will be in St. Ignatius Loyola Cemetery in St. Ignace next to his parents.

Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.

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