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Bertram Lloyd "Bert" Davenport

September 9, 1942 March 8, 2024
Bertram Lloyd "Bert" Davenport
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Obituary for Bertram Lloyd "Bert" Davenport

Bertram Lloyd "Bert" Davenport, 81, of Columbia, went to be with his Lord and Savior from his residence on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Born on September 9, 1942 in Columbia, NC he was the son of the late Lloyd Davenport and Margaret Chesson Davenport.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy Walker Davenport.  Bert owned and operated Columbia Garage on Bridge Street, Columbia for 52 years.

Bert was a caring father and devoted to his community.  A graduate of Columbia High School ('60) and East Carolina University ('65), he married Peggy Ann Walker the same year.  They moved to Chesapeake, VA, where Bert taught woodworking in a junior high for 5 years. He then returned to Columbia to work with his father at Columbia Garage, which he later owned and operated.  Bert never stopped teaching, whether his kids, employees, or someone that was interested and stopped by "the shop".  He was always willing to assist those in need, during business hours or not.  He devoted 24 years of service as Alderman with the Town of Columbia.  He served his church family as Sunday School Superintendent, chairman of the board, deacon, and then elder of Albemarle Church of Christ.  For all that knew him, he has already "preached" his memorial by the way he lived his life.

He leaves behind his daughter: Dorinda Davenport Spruill, and husband, Carl, of Creswell, NC; son, Craig Davenport, and wife, Debbie, of Murfreesboro, TN; his brother, Haywood Davenport and wife, Nancy, of Columbia, NC; sister-in-law, Sandra Walker of Columbia;, NC grandchildren, Catie Spruill, Jefferson Davenport, Madison Davenport, and Camden Spruill, and loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at Albemarle Church of Christ on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. with Keith Hamm officiating.  Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home in Creswell and other times at the residence of Sandra Walker.

Those wishing to make memorial donations, please donate to Albemarle Church of Christ, PO Box 856, Columbia, NC  27925.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.

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