Buster W. Davenport Jr., age 75, of Copperas Cove, passed away at home surrounded by his family and his dogs on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S. FM 116, in Copperas Cove with burial following at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Buster was born on July 4, 1945, in Aberdeen, Washington to the late Buster and Martha Tucker Davenport as one of eight children. He attended school in Hoquiam, WA and joined the United States Army in 1962. In 1965, while at a drive-in restaurant in Aberdeen, he met Sharon Little and they fell in love. They married on May 14, 1965, before he left for Vietnam. He served for 20 years and retired in 1982 with numerous awards. The Army brought them to Fort Hood and they settled in Copperas Cove in 1975. After his retirement, he worked for the City of Copperas Cove and worked his way to be the building inspector for the city. He spent eight years working at the School District where he loved interacting with the students. Buster was an avid Copperas Cove Bulldog fan and was known for ringing the bell after the victorious wins. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and visiting with people all over town.
Buster was preceded in death by parents and all of his siblings.
Buster is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon Davenport; daughters, Melinda Floyd and husband, Daniel, Angela Guzman and husband, Armando, Christina Davenport and husband, Wesley Litton; nine grandchildren, Candace Sonoski, Dakota Guzman, Hunter Hammerschmidt, Payton Guzman, Kayla Xindaris, Alyssa Douglas, Rylee Litton, Sebastian Guzman, Jessica Floyd; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Visiting Angels and Gentle Transition Hospice for the love and support over the past few months.
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