Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport

Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport

January 17, 1933 - January 04, 2023

Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport age 89 from Topeka, Ks peacefully passed on January 4, 2022 ay Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1933 to Chester A. Davenport and Hannah L. Davenport(Louise Ceiling) in Kansas City, Ks. He graduated from Topeka High in 1951. He attended Washburn University where he met his wife Carolyn, then Pittsburg State University graduating in 1962. He returned to Pittsburg a few years later getting his master’s degree. He was an Industrial Arts teacher at Jardine Jr High for one year. He then moved to Landon Jr High where he was the head football coach and Industrial Arts teacher for 10 years. While teaching Bob started Robert Davenport Construction building houses during the summer.  When he quit teaching, Bob built houses full time and was a successful Residential Contractor in the Topeka area. He built many homes mostly in the Lake Sherwood area until he retired at age 75.  He enjoyed golfing, sailing, traveling, fishing, and watching all types of sports. Bob and Carolyn were involved in many of the social activities at Lake Sherwood. He married Carolyn A. Carson in 1955. They were married for a wonderful 67 years until he passed. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughters Kathy Zeckser, Theresa Swearingen(Brad), his son Mark Davenport, 5 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren, 2 brothers Jay & Phillip and 2 sisters JoAnn & Karen. He was proceeded in death by his parents and brother Gene.

Per Bob’s wishes, his body is to be cremated. Angles Above is taking care of the cremation.

 In In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St., Topeka, Kansas 66604.

Read Prayers and Memory's for “Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport”

  • Dear Kathy

    I am so sorry of the loss of your father.  sending you and your family my thoughts and prayers.

    Love Linda

  • To all the family, I want you to know what a profound impact Bob had on my life. He was my Industrial Arts teacher at Landon Jr. High and he introduced me to my first lessons in mechanical drawing. I still have every drawing, with his red pencil corrections and notes, from that class. Along with every item I drew up and made in wood shop classes. From my first pine sanding block , to the pine plant stand,  mahogany sewing box and onto the prized turned birds eye maple vase. He guided me through the use of all the saws, wood planes, power tools, with the highlight of mastering the wood lathe. I have carried that base knowledge and inspiration throughout my life. I am forever gratful for Bob's patience and guidance in putting up with that squirrely, skinny, smart ass kid that loved to draw and make sawdust. 

    May Bob be now at peace and may peace be with you all.

    Randy Warren

  • To the family of Bob Davenport, please know you are in our prayers.

    Mr Davenport was my Landon junior high shop teacher and basketball coach. 25 or so years later my wife and I were lucky enough to hire Bob and Carolyn to build the house we still live in. When you build a house you typically interview several builders and decide from there. Our first and only interview was with Bob and Carolyn, it just felt right. 

    Carolyn ran the books, Bob mostly supervised, son Mark and son-in-law Brad did most of the hands-on work. After our house was completed Bob told me he never had a homeowner do as much work as I did - a great compliment and a great summer! 

    David and Kelly Carr


  • Carolyn & Family -

    Our deepest condolences to you all at the passing of Bob.

    He was a very caring, patient and talented man.  We are still enjoying the home he built for us, 23 years later.  Not a day passes that we don't think about the decisions he helped us make and we're so pleased for his expertise.

    He was truly and pleasure to work with, as was Mark & Brad.

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.

    Phil & Jody Roberts

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