MICHAEL L. DAVENPORT
Michael L. Davenport, 11, of Quincy, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 17, 2013) near Springfield, Illinois.
Born December 21, 2001 in Litchfield, Illinois, Michael was the son of Gerald Davenport and Rhonda Gilliland Starman.
Michael was a member of First Southen Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to Chaddock School where he was entering the sixth grade. Michael loved trucks, working with power tools and tinkering, taking apart anything he could work with. He will be remembered for his good nature, always having a smile on his face and how he loved life.
Survivors include his mother, Rhonda Starman (Randy) of Quincy; his father, Gerald Davenport (Judith) of Girard, IL; paternal grandparents, Joe and Donna Davenport of Girard, IL; maternal grandmother, Charmaine Starman of Quincy; three brothers, Kristofer Gilliland (Faith), Gerald Davenport and RanDale Starman; five sisters, Rebecca Gillespie (Jimmy), Kimberly Morton (Dan), Tiffany Frank (Gregory) , Tonya Atteberry (fiance', William Vuncker) and Toni Atteberry (fiance', Adam Phillips);two nieces, RayLynn Starman and Kaytie Gillespie; four nephews, Michael Morton, Benjamin Kelley, James Gillespie and Dallas Gillespie; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by a sister, Natasha Gilliland; his maternal grandfather, Jim Starman; and maternal grandparents, Edward and Wilma Gilliland.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in First Southern Baptist Church by Pastor Tom Rains. Burial will be in the Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden, Illinois.
Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and Monday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at First Southern Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Michael Davenport Memorial Fund.