John Scott Davenport, 66, of St. Simons Island, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Born Nov. 20, 1952, in Marietta, Ga., to the late Lee Fleming Davenport Sr. and Sue Virginia S. Davenport, he moved to St. Simons Island in 1990. Mr. Davenport had worked for Sea Island and other local resorts and was currently employed by Winn Dixie on St. Simons. He enjoyed helping others, and caring for his feline companions. He attended Darien United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Scott Davenport.

Survivors include his daughter, Ruby Ann Davenport, of Marietta; two sisters, Melanie Boyer, of Louisville, Ky., and Julia Thurman (John), of Pickens, S.C.; a brother, Lee F. Davenport Jr. (Emily), of St. Simons Island; and several nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glynn County animal shelter.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com, is in charge of the arrangements.

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