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Jack Ernest Davenport

March 21, 1963 ~ May 28, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Jack E. Davenport
March 21, 1963 – May 28, 2023

Jack Ernest Davenport, 60, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023, surrounded by loved ones, at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Jack was born in Tyrrell County on March 21, 1963, to the late Willie Webster and Betty Frances Ball Davenport. He was the youngest of nine brothers and sisters. Jack possessed Betty’s HEART and Willie’s FIRE.

He is survived by his devoted and courageous wife of nearly 50 years, Cynthia (Cindy) Sawyer Davenport. Together, they shared a life of bootstrap resolve, profound commitment, and boundless love, always making the best of the worst situations.

Jack is also survived by four sisters and brothers in Christ - Peggy and Jerry Keeter of Chesapeake, VA, Harriett and Lawrence Jones, Bernice and David Kitts, and Esther Sue and Jeff Getty all of Columbia. He leaves two special nieces, Jessica Leigh Gianferrara of Columbia, and Samantha Marie Pollard of Wilmington, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Willie Lester “Billy” Davenport, Robert Hilton Davenport, Richard Hunter Davenport, and sister Clara Frances Aziere.

Jack was a ROCK N ROLL SOUL who loved all things that moved fast (the louder the better) and the GREAT OUTDOORS. He had an infectious humor and was often the center of attention. He was a hunter and a fisherman – never letting obstacles or deficits keep him from his passions. He was a true warrior who persevered and overcame every challenge he encountered. Jack worked hard and played hard.

Jack was a respected and gifted Carpenter for many years. He took tremendous pride in his work and was always willing to share his talent with family, friends, and neighbors.

The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday June 2, 2023 (one hour before the service) A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., also at Bryan Funeral Service in Columbia, NC. A burial will follow at the family plot in the Maitland Cemetery located at Soundside Rd. Columbia, NC. Rev. Vickie Woolard will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Washington-Tyrrell County EMS PO Box 96, Plymouth, NC  27962, with “Tyrrell County EMS” noted in the memo, or to the Tyrrell County Sheriff Department PO Box 178, Columbia, NC 27925. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Local EMS Responders for the tireless efforts and care rendered to our BELOVED Jack.

Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.

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June 2, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia
162 L.A. Keiser Drive
Columbia, NC 27925

Funeral Service
June 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia
162 L.A. Keiser Drive
Columbia, NC 27925


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