Dr. Paul S. Davenport
Dr. Paul S. Davenport was born on August 9, 1948, to Harbert and Catherine (Barksdale) Davenport in Houston, Texas. He passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 71.
Paul and his family moved to Jacksonville in 1950 and he was a member of the Jacksonville High School class of 1966. His college days were spent at The University of Texas in Austin and Stephen F. Austin University. Upon graduation, he was accepted into and graduated with honors from The University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. After four more years of study, Paul opened his Dermatology practice in Jacksonville and also maintained offices in Henderson, Palestine and Athens. After 36 years of dedicated service to these communities, he retired in 2016.
Paul was a lifelong member of The First Presbyterian Church. He was an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Astros. Paul never met a dog or a cat that he didn't love and he opened his home to many furry friends throughout his life.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Chuck. He is survived by his brother, Bill, and wife, Alice, of Macomb, Illinois; his brother, John, and wife, Donna, of Forney, Texas; seven nephews and nieces, seven great-nephews and nieces and other family and friends.
A graveside service is scheduled at Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Meador Cemetery in Jacksonville. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to SPCA of East Texas at www.spcaeasttx.com or at P.O. Box 132899, Tyler, Texas 75713.
Published on November 29, 2019


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Larry Woodard
Nov 30, 2019
Paul was my Doctor and my Friend. We had long conversations in his office about his pets and health issues.
I will miss my friend.
randy cox
Nov 30, 2019
First grade, Mrs. Scaggs.
During high school I spent many pleasant hours at the home of Harbert, Catherine, the rogue raccoon, and the rest of y'all. Never beat Paul at ping pong with three years of trying - he could hold focus, he knew I'd eventually wander off.
If memory serves, I think he worked a couple of summers at the Texas Hwy. Dept.. I did five summers.
Roomies a semester, maybe two in Nacogdoches.
Laid out at Lake J-ville summer of '70. What to do?
Med school for him, apprentice plumber for me. If that ain't juxtaposition of opposites I don't know what.
He toured me through the gross anatomy lab, and it was.
He's nose to the grindstone - I'm off to see if the world's round.
...He showed great compassion as "the healer" - his humor, not mine,
and this observation confirmed by others.
And the critters ; we shared that affliction.
I think the term friend applies. Here we are, right where we started.
G. bless us , each and every one.
- jrc
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Jo Sparks
Nov 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss