Longtime local resident William Davenport, 62, of Longview passed away July 30, 2011, at the Veteran's Administration Rehabilitation Center
He was born Dec. 13, 1948, in Yakima, and moved to the local area 51 years ago.
Bill served in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970. He was awarded the Bronze Star with an oak leaf, a Purple Heart with two oak leaves and a Combat Infantry Badge. Bill was an emergency medical technician with American Medical before retiring in 2006. He enjoyed fishing with his buddies at county line.
He is survived by a sister, Linda Davenport of Long Beach; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Nancy Davenport of Castle Rock; two nephews, Benjamin Davenport of Chehalis and Ryan Davenport of Castle Rock; a niece, Lindsey Lonner of Kelso; two great-nephews, Chase and Nathan; and two great-nieces, Kehna and Maddison.
Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Davenport.
Inurnment with full military honors was at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davies Cremation & Burial Service, Vancouver.