Obituary of Darrell Davenport (1935 – 2021) – Salt Lake City, UT

Darrell C Davenport

February 27, 1935 ~ October 20, 2021

Darell C Davenport, 86, of Salt Lake City, passed away on October 20, 2021, peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Darell was born in Cedar City, Utah, to James Harvey and Florence Campbell Davenport on February 27, 1935. He was raised in Santa Monica, California, and graduated from Santa Monica High School. He was a Korean War veteran and served many years in the Navy, Naval Reserve, and National Guard. He has received the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. He attended BYU in Provo for three years. He has worked as a computer programmer his entire career which has led to exciting work opportunities for Universal Studios, many large corporations and as a freelance overseas entrepreneur in Saudi Arabia. He was a world traveler.

He was also a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and lived his life in service of his faith. He served two missions, his first in Austria from 1956 to 1958 and later in his life, he made a couple mission to Zimbabwe with his wife Joan. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed all sports, camping, hunting and fishing. He liked to go to the theater to see movies and especially liked to watch Sunday football games on TV.

Darell is predeceased by his father James Harvey Davenport, his mother Florence Campbell Davenport and his younger sister Patti Monti. Darell is survived by his wife Joan Moody Davenport, children Dawn Michele Davenport and Darell Brent Davenport (Melanie), sisters Florene Mickelson and Chrisie Kump, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A screening will take place from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Lawn (2350 E 1300 So). Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. To view online services, please refer to the Larkin Mortuary website. –

Posted by Deseret News from October 27 to 29, 2021.

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