Raised in Edina, MN, Phil graduated from Benilde St. Margaret’s High School class of 1977 where he excelled in Hockey, Cross Country, Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, and Hockey.
Phil’s youth was spent at Pamela Park. His passion for hockey had him playing long hours at the outdoor rinks throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, building friendships still felt today.
He lived in Lexington Kentucky for 5 years. During that time he coached the University of Kentucky’s club hockey team, the “Cool Cats” 1988-1991, and met his wife of 27 years.
Phil’s vocational career was spent in various construction and landscaping fields. His first job out of high school was building houses alongside his father, and he later went on to a long career in concrete masonry. Most recently he built cabinets for his nephew at JDWoodcraft.
Phil’s life was filled with a desire to help family, friends, and others whenever he could. Through an unwavering commitment to his faith and God, he was a voice of wisdom, strength, and influence on those around him. He will be remembered for his easy going nature, generosity, love of oldies music, love of pickup hockey followed by beers and White Castle sliders, and the seemingly endless stash of candy he always had within reach.
Preceded in death by parents Lloyd Davenport & Jean Bukoskey Davenport and sister Sandra Davenport Benedict. Survived by siblings Jennifer Johnson, John Davenport, Mary Polsfuss, Mike Davenport, David Davenport, Joseph Davenport, Daniel Davenport & Teresa Davenport, their spouses, numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Phil is survived by his daughter, Amanda Jean Davenport, his greatest pride and joy.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Philip
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Edina