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Rev. William J. “Bro. Bill” Davenport, 81, of Louisville, passed away Monday, March 1, 2004, at his residence. He was a native of Shelby County, KY, a retired employee of Airco Carbide/BOC and a pastor of the Church of Jesus Faith. He was a member of the Compass Masonic Lodge #223 F&AM and a veteran of World War II, where he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Raiders. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Davenport; three sons, William J. Davenport Jr., Gary L. Davenport and Scott Davenport; daughter, Robin White; sisters, Mary Wilson and Leona; and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held at noon Thursday at O.D. White & Sons, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens-West. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday.