Sally Davenport

Born in Ft. Campbell, KY on January 1, 1953

Departed on April 13, 2016 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Sally Davenport, April 13, 2016, age 63 of Goodlettsville. She is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years, Randy Davenport; daughters, Kim (Nick) Kleeberg and Rebekah (Scotty) Rogowski; grandchildren, Lauren and Luke Kleeberg, and Lily Rogowski; father, Jack (Nellie) Lentz, Sr.; mother, Sylvia (Calvin) Harmer; sisters, Marsha Hellstrom, Cindy Binkley; brothers, Doc Nauman, Rod Nauman, Jack Lentz, Jr.; and of course her beloved dogs, Sammy and Maggie. Sally was the owner of Nashville Express Travel. She had a very strong faith in God, and fully put her faith in His hands. To her family, she was also known as the ‘animal whisperer’ due to her love for just about any animal. She loved flowers, and was very crafty. She often sewed, and even made her own soaps and lotions. Sally and the family loved camping, and going on vacation. A celebration of her life will be on Sunday April 17 at 3pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. Visitation will be from 1pm until service time, with a balloon release immediately following the service. For those desiring, donations in her memory may be made to the Sumner County Humane Association.

15 Comments to Sally Davenport

  1. Ruth Ann Tinsley
    April 14, 2016 7:41 pm

    Sally, your walk through life brightened many lives, now you can rest and bask in that light. Thank you for sharing so much with so many.

  2. Rebekah Rogowski
    April 15, 2016 5:42 am

    I miss you so much mom. I never really thought this day would come. But I know I will be with you again one day. I love you so much.

  3. Nick Pride
    April 15, 2016 7:49 am

    To Randy and the entire family. Jeffrey & I are sending our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of working with Sally in the office(s) and especially our phone calls over many years. She was a great person to so many people. We will be there on Sunday to show our respects.

  4. Marsha Hellstrom
    April 15, 2016 9:11 am

    Sally….my sweet sister! God took you when I wasn’t looking and he is dealing with me about that! Your spirit sits at the top of our hill here at our school…….Thank you for the beautiful sunrise this morning as I know it was you because it comforted me. I miss you so much and know that you are happily chatting it up there! Love you so, so much and we will look after Randy, Kim and Rebekah!!

  5. Marcia Kentner
    April 15, 2016 9:50 am

    I met Sally interviewing to work with her. We knew immediately the Lord put us together. There will never be another person who loved and lived so fiercely. Prayers to all her family and friends. Let her to continue to smile in your lives.

  6. Lindsay
    April 15, 2016 11:20 am

    I can’t believe you are gone. You booked every trip I made since I moved to Nashville in 1979. But you became so much more than a travel agent to me over the years. So for Mark, and Ken, and Cal, and Harry, and Brandi and all the others thanks you for all you did for us. I will always remember the late night calls to make sure I got home safely. And I will also remember the last words I received from you. They were, “Love you”. I love you back and miss you so…

  7. Judy Green
    April 15, 2016 11:49 am

    Sally I don’t even know where to start. We have known each other for at least 45 years. You have always been there to pick everyone else up when they were down, you were our rock. I really don’t know what I will do without you. We had so many things planed to do this summer. We were just going to pack our babies in the car, and just take off, and I know we would have had a blast. I am thankful for all the good memories I have of you. Those I will keep in my heart forever, until God calls me home, then we can make more memories in Heaven. I will take good care of your babies, because I know that is what you would want. I love you Sal, and always will, so I will say so long for now my dear, sweet best friend. I hope you are with Friskie and your sweet Boy and Madison. They wait for us up there, you know. Heaven has another Angel now.

  8. Beth Miller
    April 15, 2016 6:20 pm

    Sally, you were the first friend I made when we moved to Nashville 46 years ago, Your love and friendship will live on in my heart.

  9. Kim Kleeberg
    April 15, 2016 8:32 pm

    Mama,
    I love you more than you ever knew and will for the rest of my life! You and I both always knew that when this time came it would be an extremely bumpy road for me and here I am, living up to expectations! I feel like I’m walking in a dense fog and feeling around to find direction. But what I didn’t expect was to feel your presence as strongly as I do and to feel so strongly the utter assurance of the fact that you are with God. I don’t have you here anymore to give me the priceless motherly advice that I will miss more than anything I’ve ever missed in my entire life. But you know, at least I get to know what I’m missing – which is more than a lot of people get. So I go forward knowing that you were one of the best moms to ever walk the face of the Earth and consider it such a blessing to have had you as mine for any time at all.
    I love you and miss you FOREVER!!!!!

    • Lindsay Cashion
      April 19, 2016 1:03 pm

      Kim, so good to see you but I hate the reason. She was the best. I have been getting e-mail from GS&P folks who have just found out and are thanking me for introducing her to them. We all will miss her so…
      One of the calls I got was a guy named Floyd Bushey in Atlanta. I introduced Floyd to Sally a number of years ago. He is the principle for a school for special Ed kids and has booked 100+ trips with Sally. He has one upcoming to Boston for the kids and Sally was arranging it. Could you give him a call? His number is 404-274-1960. I don’t know what he needs (if anything) but I do know that if he needs to change ANYTHING it will have to be done through Nashville Express.
      Hate to bother you with this so soon after her passing. I know that if anything needed to be done she would have already taken care of it if she were able.
      Please let Randy and Rebekah know just how highly the folks at GS&P thought of her and how sad we are that she is gone. I can tell you from experience that does heal. God Bless.

  10. Jennifer Lemay
    April 16, 2016 1:29 am

    Sally, I miss my dear friend. I’m glad you are in no more pain. But we all miss you here. We love you. We go way back to when the kids were little! Good times playing cards and watching our kids play together ! Oh and I remember to trip we all to to Gatlinburg!!! What a crazy trip. We sang that Alabama song “I’m in a hurry” all the way to Gatlinburg! Good times. I miss my friend. Very hard to let go .?

  11. Joan Jordan
    April 16, 2016 5:12 pm

    Sally, I want to say thank you for all the things you have taught me, which is Love!!! Not only did you teach me this, but you gave it unconditionally!! You my sweet chicken showed me what it meant to be like Jesus!! Always ready to lend a helping hand no matter who, what, when, or why you where there!! I my friend will never forget the time we had together, it was one of the best times in my life, we had so much fun singing, and making songs together, and our deep talks!!! You will always be my bff!! I love you and miss you dearly my sweet sweet chicken!!!

  12. Toni Hofer
    April 16, 2016 9:49 pm

    Dear dear Sally, I miss you so much and love you. I will see you soon and we finally catch up You are such a blessing to me Toni

  13. Clytie Mager McLaughlin
    April 17, 2016 12:17 am

    Out of darkness into light
    Out of winter into Spring
    Out of depression into cheer
    Ousin into salvation
    Out of tuild into grace
    I feel it and thank you
    Sweet Jesus Sally
    Live with you …..
    No more pain,tears
    or worry….She is finally Home.
    Thank you, dear Jesus………………..Grannie “T”

  14. Solvi Noonan
    April 18, 2016 5:16 pm

    Dear Sally,
    Even though it’s been many years since I saw you, it seems like it was yesterday. I miss you, miss knowing that you’re there. When we talked on the phone, it was like no time had gone by. We always had something to laugh about! I remember all the riddles you wrote. You even won 1st place for one with Quantas Airlines! You wrote one for me, inviting me to your house for Christmas! It was awesome! You made me laugh when I wanted to cry. You made me cry, from laughing so hard! I have never met anyone that spread as much happiness and laughter as you. You left a big, empty space here on earth, but you created a lot of love that will go on forever! God is very lucky to have you with him! You will always be in my heart. You will always be in my heart, until I see you again!

    Randy, Kim, Rebekah and your families; She was, and always will be a precious gem! I know she’s watching over you.
    All my love and strength.

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