Mitchel E. Davenport

November 17, 1957 ‒ July 15, 2014

Columbus, Ohio

Mitchel Davenport, age 56, died unexpectedly at his home on July 15, 2014. He was born on November 17, 1957 in Columbus, grew up in Sunbury and graduated from Big Walnut High School in 1975. He retired from the State Library after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his parents Winfred “Tuffy” and Mary Davenport, brothers Michael of New Jersey and Max and his wife Marne of Radnor, nieces Dakota, Molly, Madeline and nephew Micah; and sister-in-law Robin. Mitchel is preceded in death by one brother, Mickey Davenport.

Respecting Mitch’s wishes, there will be no services.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home Delaware is honored to serve Mitchel and his family. Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories shared by visiting

  • Tuffy, Mary and Family,

    Thinking and praying for all of you during this difficult time.

    Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

    • The family of Mitchel Davenport wishes to thank the family, friends and co-workers for the kind condolences we received after his passing.

      Your comments and thoughtfulness have meant so much to us and will always be remembered.

  • May Mitch’s family hold on to strength and guidance from our Lord. Very sorry to hear of your loss. May Mitch rest in peace. Mitch was my neighbor for 20 years and he enjoyed watering the garden in the court yard when the plants were dry.

  • To Mitch’s family:

    So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. I don’t know how to contact you about Mitch’s monthly fee for his condo as I am the treasurer for the condo association. He paid quarterly and was always timely in his payments and was a fine neighbor. Please have someone that is handling Mitch’s finances contact me. Mitch is in my prayers. And may the family lean on those who love them for comfort and strength. If I can do anything to help, please let me know.

  • Mitch worked with me at the State Library of Ohio until I retired. It was a total surprise to hear of his death.

    May you keep the good memories of him with you and forget the bad. May God bless you in this difficult time.

  • Tuffy, Mary and Max,
    It is impossible to express how deeply sad it makes me to know Mitch has passed. Even when we hadn’t seen each other in a long time, the thought of him, his wonderful sense of humor, and his distinctive approach to life events, made him seem near. I always hoped our paths would again draw as close as they once had been. I always loved Mitch as a brother, and still do.

    My prayers are with you.


  • To Mitch’s family,

    All the years that we were at the State Library, Mitch was a quiet, hard-working man. His passing is a painful loss for all of us.

    Peace be with you in this most difficult hour…

  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator well soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21 : 3,4 help you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Philippians 4 : 13. 

  • To Mitch’s family, my thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    I worked with Mitch for so many years.
    We had so many good times at work & after hours, he was such a character.
    God Bless