Lew Wallace Davenport, 87 loved butterflies and birds; as well historical markers. This often turned a family trip into a longer excursion than expected. Just like his father, Lew Wallace Senior, he loved to belt out old cowboy songs. His mother Louise Coleman was known for her cooking and Lew never missed a great meal.
He was born in Montell, Texas at the family homestead October 21, 1935. He graduated from Uvalde High School and adventured off to Kingsville where he received his B.A in Biology in 1958. While serving in the Marine Corp as a Lance Corporal, he walked into an office and saw the prettiest girl he had ever seen. He married Charlotte Maddoux on January 28, 1961 in Eola, Texas. As their family grew. He went on to receive his Masters in Social Work in 1966 from Our Lady of the Lake, in San Antonio.
After working for the State Offices of the Department of Public Welfare, he worked as a case worker for Mary Lee here he later became the Assistant Director.
He moved his family to Uvalde to help his parents on the family ranch. He then found himself working for City of Uvalde as a juvenile probation officer. He transitioned to Director of the Phoenix Center in Uvalde and later worked for Middle Rio Grande Development Center. He retired from Fresenius Medical Clinic to enjoy the life of a nature enthusiast.
Years after the passing of his first wife, he met and married Betty Bare from Lowake, Texas and they enjoyed traveling and enjoying the mountains of Colorado.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Maddoux Davenport. His second wife, Betty Bare. His loving parents Lew Wallace Davenport and Louise Coleman. His little brothers Ivan Coleman Davenport and Gregory Roy Davenport.
He is survived by his sister, Betty Lou Nicholson from Lafayette, Louisiana. His two children Tripp (Lew) Davenport of Uvalde, Texas and Lisa Mansour and her husband Brian from Richmond, Texas.
He was Pop-Pop to his grandkids, Taryn Lorraine Mansour of Richmond, Texas, Trevor Mansour of San Antonio, Austin Mansour of Plano, Texas, Dustin Pady of Uvalde, Texas and Christopher Salinas of Uvalde, Texas.
He was known as Uncle Lew to many nieces and nephews and others who he loved to claim.
The family would like to thank Out Patient Clinic at the Uvalde, Memorial Hospital and Maverick Home Health Care.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the National Butterfly Center 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission, Texas.