Davenport, Gordon Lee 1

Birth Name Davenport, Gordon Lee
Gender male
Age at Death 64 years, 3 months, 2 days


obit -
"Jacksonville, Fla. - Gordon L. Davenport, former president of the Krystal fast-food chain, died. He was 64.

His father, R.B. Davenport, was a founder of the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Krystal Co. in 1932. Gordon Davenport served as president of the company, known for its 1-ounce steamed square hamburgers, from 1973 until 1981. In 1997, the Davenport family sold the Krystal Co. to Port Royal Holdings Co.

Krystal emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. The company had struggled financially after 6,000 current and former employees sued for overtime pay they claimed they never received.

He also served as mayor of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., from 1982 to 1984 and participated in the formation of the United States Football League."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1933-11-11 Chattanooga, TN    
Death 1998-02-13 Jacksonville, Florida    
Event Note

note however final residence in SSDI was Lookout Mountain, TN


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins Jr1906-06-191943-08-27
Mother McGee, Mary Kee1864
    Brother     Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins III 1928-11-06 2011-07-26
    Brother     Davenport, Robert McGee about 1932
         Davenport, Gordon Lee 1933-11-11 1998-02-13
    Sister     Davenport, Jane A 1940-01-01 2000-05-13
    Sister     Davenport, [Living]


Family of Davenport, Gordon Lee and Hume, Leland

Married Wife Hume, Leland ( * + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, [Living]
Davenport, [Living]