Davenport, Lawrence Milton

Birth Name Davenport, Lawrence Milton
Gender male
Age at Death 74 years, 3 months, 8 days



"He was a Good Man" - Larry Davenport

excerpts from obits: "Larry was a true Renaissance man — athlete, artist and scholar."
"His accomplishments on the [basketball] court are of almost mythic proportions"
"After graduating from Newton High School, Davenport went to The University of Kansas, where he played for Phog Allen, winning a national title in 1952. In 1952, Davenport made the trip to the Helsinki Olympics as an alternate on the Olympic squad [winning a gold medal].
He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force and became a commercial artist."

See my Memoriam for examples of his Art:
Short Bio from various published obits:

Mr. Davenport died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born April 25, 1933, in Newton, the son of Fred Moody Davenport and Mary Jane Hall. He attended Newton High School and Kansas University, where he played basketball for the Jayhawks from 1951 to 1956.

Mr. Davenport served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1959. He worked as a commercial artist in Kansas City, Colorado Springs, San Francisco, and then, Denver from 1959 until he retired in 2001.

He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and Newton High School's Athletic and Fine Arts Halls of Fame. He also was a member of the 1952 Jayhawks NCAA championship team and won a gold medal at the 1952 Olympics as a reserve.

Survivors include 2 sons, Lawrence Dean, Kyle D. and 2 daughters, Laura L. Dempsey, Alison L. Davenport, a stepson Kevin and stepdaughter Gina; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary and a sister, Wilma Kliewer.

He was buried at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1933-04-25 Newton, Harvey, KS    
Occupation     commercial artist  
Death 2007-08-03 Lenexa, Johnson, KS    
Cause Of Death     complications due to heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and depression  
Burial 2007-08-07 Ft. Leavenworth, KS Leavenworth National Cemetery  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Fred Moody1902-11-021961-07-23
Mother Hall, Mary Jane1902-06-261987-05-31
    Sister     Davenport, Wilma Louise 1926-09-05 2001-01-16
         Davenport, Lawrence Milton 1933-04-25 2007-08-03


Family of Davenport, Lawrence Milton and McRoberts, Lavera Lee

Married Wife McRoberts, Lavera Lee ( * 1935-02-10 + 2005-12-31 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1957-02-08 Harlingen, Cameron, TX    
Event Note

as told me by mother, Lee.

Divorce 1969-11-14 Johnson, KS    
Event Note



1957-1959 Ardmore, OK
1959-1961 5408 W 58th Terr, Mission, KS
1961-1962 Overland Park, KS
1963-on Prairie Village, KS

Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, [Living]
Davenport, [Living]
Davenport, [Living]

Family of Davenport, Lawrence Milton and Johnson, [Living]

Married Wife Johnson, [Living] ( * + ... )

Larry and Bev lived together with her 2 children from 1968 to 1977 when Larry left to San Francisco.

Family of Davenport, Lawrence Milton and Giovannini, [Living]

Married Wife Giovannini, [Living] ( * + ... )

Family of Davenport, Lawrence Milton and Johnsen, Michael Anne

Married Wife Johnsen, Michael Anne ( * 1941-02-20 + 2011-09-26 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1984-05-05 Jefferson, CO    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, [Living]


Date Street Locality City State/ Province County Postal Code Country Phone Sources
between 1984 and 1995 285 Potato Patch Cir   Evergreen CO          




Type Value Notes Sources
Paternal Haplogroup R-BY3957 (sub R-U152)
Attribute Note

Our Davenport line is unique for these 4 SNP's in the Big-Y test: