Gus Fields Davenport 1960-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs




YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Gus Fields Davenport, 62, died Friday May 13, 2922 at Hospice House.

Gus was born January 28, 1960 in Youngstown, the son of Leroy Sr. and Willie Mae Fields Davenport. He graduated from South High School in 1979 and went to Kansas State University to play football.

He was baptized at the age of 10 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church. Gus served in the Navy and National Guard. He worked for United Airlines until his retirement.

He loved biking at Mill Creek Park and lifting weights and bodybuilding, where he won several competitions until he was in his 50s. He also enjoyed training dogs and also won a Boardman’s Kennel Club award.

Gus is survived by five children, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Davenport Jr., Tracey Davenport and Mr. and Mrs. Augus Davenport, all of Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Ari Davenport Williams of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jandrew Davenport of Miami , Florida; six siblings, Ella (Ronnie) White of Chula Vista, Calif., Rosabelle Thompson, Leroy Davenport Jr., Johnnie Paul Davenport, all of Youngstown, and Joann Smith and Marlene Byrd of Boardman; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

His parents predeceased him; his daughter, Sophia Davenport; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fields; and siblings, Rogia Mae Davenport and Mattie Clark.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 at LE Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Service of love and dignity entrusted to LE Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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