Robert H. "Hoppy" Davenport, 68, of Woodbury, passed away on January 22, 2013. Hoppy, as he was known from an early childhood nickname, was loved and adored by everyone he encountered.
He was born to the late Ben and Lola Davenport on April 1, 1944, in Woodbury, Tennessee. Hoppy married Helen Hayes in 1964, and they were married for 48 years.
Hoppy held the office of Circuit Court Clerk of Cannon County for 32 years, or eight consecutive terms, before deciding to retire in early 2010. He impacted many lives during his time in public office, and he was held in the highest regard by the Judges, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement professionals with whom he worked so closely during his time in office. After retiring, Hoppy continued his passion for fishing and building go-Kart motors, while also starting to enjoy walking to get some exercise, and enjoying leisurely breakfasts and dinners with friends and family.
Hoppy was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Patricia Davenport Barrett. Hoppy is survived by his wife, Helen Hayes Davenport, and by two children: Cindy Taylor and husband Teddy of Woodbury, and Tim Davenport of San Francisco, California. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Rachel Taylor Hall and husband Jeremy of Woodbury, and Ben Taylor of Orlando, Florida. He is survived by two siblings: Dwight Davenport and wife Carol of Murfreesboro, and Lynne Foster and husband Med of Woodbury.
Flowers may be sent to Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Road, Woodbury, Tennessee, 37190. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 153, Brentwood, TN 37027
A viewing will be held starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th at Smith Funeral Home. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24th at the Woodbury Church of Christ. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net