James “Jimmy” H. Davenport, Jr., 64 of Pardeeville, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born February 7, 1957 in Portage, the son of James Sr. and Rosannah (Klinger) Davenport.
Jimmy attended Pardeeville High School through his sophomore year. He was employed by Samuals, now Alter Metal Recycling in Portage for many years and also at the Wyocena Recycling Center. Jimmy was an active member of the Elk’s club, lodge #675 in Portage since 2010 and bartending at many of their events. Jimmy was awarded the Elk of the Year award in 2017. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, scraping with his dad, and loved to dem-derby.
Survivors include his father James Sr. (Lorraine) Davenport; brother Wayne (Debbie) Davenport; sisters Sheryl (Mike) Kail, Vicky (Wayne) Herfel, and Rose Austin; step siblings Jeffery Branton, Kory (Karla) Branton, and Penny Branton, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother Rosannah Davenport; grandparents Roy and Lily Davenport; brother-in-law Dale Austin; uncles Roy and Art Davenport, aunt Leona Evans, and step sibling Tobias Branton.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 7 at 11 AM at Grasse Funeral Home in Pardeeville with Rev. Mark Brandel officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of services. The Elk’s Club meant so much to Jimmy. He will be missed by his family and many other friends. We love you Jimmy, rest in peace.
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