Paul Thomas Davenport

Paul Thomas Davenport

MADISON – Paul T. Davenport, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2014 at his home in Spring Green.

Paul was born in Madison on April 17, 1945, the son of Robert J. and Ruby M. (Hoffmann) Davenport. He attended St. James Catholic School, Edgewood High School and later, Madison Area Technical College. In 1972 Paul and his business partner Skip Baker, took over Triggs Plumbing Company in Madison and made it the thriving business it is today. In 1979 he married Joan Femrite and over the next six years they resided in Spring Green and together had three daughters, Em, Jacqueline, and Kristine. In 1985 they moved to McFarland and in 2010 he moved in with his daughter Jacqueline and son-in-law Jason in Oregon, where he resided until the time of his death.

In his younger days, Paul enjoyed boating, fishing, water skiing, snowmobiling, building model cars and traveled around the state as part of a modified race car team. As time went on, and he was no longer able to build model cars, he started collecting die-cast cars. Paul loved the house that he and Joan built in Spring Green and really enjoyed spending time there. He also enjoyed traveling, watching Nascar races, spending time with family and friends and was always good for a laugh. Paul was a hard worker and provider, a great husband, wonderful father, loving Papa and good friend to many.

He will be greatly missed by the people he left behind, which include his daughter Jacqueline Davenport (Jason Schulz), grandsons Kayden “Shorty” and Carter “Little Man” Schulz, sister Barbara Amato, brother-in-law Greg (Gretchen) Femrite, sister-in-law Mary (Shane) Pueschner, lots of wonderful nieces and a nephew. He also left behind some great friends and an extended family at Triggs Plumbing. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his daughters Em and Kristine, his wife Joan as well as other relatives.

A Mass of Christial Burial will be held at ST JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1134 St. James Court, Madison, at 11:00AM, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the Mass on Wednesday. Burial will be at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Cemetery.

Dad, I will love you forever and miss you for always. –Jack

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