In Memory

William Davenport** - Class Of 1963

William Davenport**


William U. Davenport, Jr.
1945 - 2005


We lost our Falcon, nicknamed Billy D on July 26, 2005; a celebration of Bill's life was held on Sunday, August 7th, at the Alano Club, 1001 34th Street in Bakersfield, CA. Bill died peacefully on Tuesday, with his close friends, Candice and Felicia by his side.

Billy was born on August 5, 1945; his passions in life included deep sea fishing, bird hunting and as a certified NAADAC & CAADAC member helping others overcome their addictions. Billy had recently celebrated 23 years of sobriety.

Bill leaves behind his daughter, Kari Burgess, his fishing buddies and numerous loving friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society or the 12-Step fellowship. (Published in the Bakersfield Californian, 5 AUG 2005 - on Billy's birthday; he would have been sixty.)

The Johnson High alumni will miss Billy D very much.