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Billy Jim "B.J." Davenport, 89, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Funeral: is set for3 p.m. Wednesday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, with interment in Whitt Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in B.J.'s memory to Gardendale Hospice, 10300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75231.
Billy Jim Davenport was born Oct. 24, 1924, to J.D. "Dock" and Malissie Josephine Brock Davenport in Whitt. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later made his career in service to his fellow man as a Texas state trooper. Davenport retired from the Department of Public Safety in 1985 and was named an honorary Texas Ranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Corene Mask Davenport; two brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Davenport; children, Linda Conniff and husband, Trey, and Pamela Brittain Walters and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Kristen, Tiger, Dustin, Melissa, Casey and Blake; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Iris Fern Dillon; and a host of family and friends.