January 7 1928 – August 29, 2013
Rex Davenport, 85, passed away peacefully August 29, at his home surrounded by family. He had been battling cancer for a year.Born in Wichita, Kansas, Rex attended grade school there before moving to Oklahoma City with his parents, Lawrence and Ena, where he attended high school before joining the US Navy at a very young age.
Rex had a 40 year career in the Ministry of church finance. He considered himself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful and loving people.He developed Share Incorporated and as president and owner, he with his directors, assisted more than 1800 churches in achieving their building goals by directing programs in which members could buy bonds. Share Incorporated still exists today.
With 60 years of membership in Toastmaster’s International, he was the longest living Toastmaster alive.He was awarded a Presidential Citation at the 2011 International convention for his outstanding contributions to Toastmasters International and their program of Communication and Leadership. Rex was a born leader. He served as president of the National Trade Association, past International Director of Toastmasters International, president of the Sun City Home Owners Association in Las Vegas and held the post of president for most organizations in which he was involved.
Rex loved life and his church. He was known for his positive and upbeat attitude and had a great sense of humor.
Rex is survived by his wife, Yvonne; two sons, Mark and his wife Sue; Daryl and his wife Pat; two Grandchildren, Mindy Davenport and Brian Cohlmia and several great grand children.
A service celebrating his life will be held on September 13, at 1 PM in Cole Chapel, First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St., Denton.A light lunch will be served following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in his memory to the building expansion program of Good Samaritan Denton Village in care of Anita Ray.