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John "mikail" Harris Davenport obituary

John "mikail" Harris Davenport Obituary

Austin, Texas, United States

June 20, 1948 - March 09, 2021

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John "mikail" Harris Davenport obituary

John "mikail" Harris Davenport Obituary

Jun 20, 1948 - Mar 09, 2021

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Rev. John Harris “Mikail” Davenport

Rev. John Harris “Mikail” Davenport passed away on March 9th, 2021.

He was born June 20, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas and resided in San Antonio Texas, Seattle Washington and Austin Texas. His father Harris Davenport, mother Martha Louise Maggard, niece Rebecca Janysek, and his beloved wife of 24 years Linda Kathleen Shockey Davenport predeceased him. His son Donald William Davenport, daughter-in-law Lisa Davenport, sister Corrine Davenport, sister-in-law Kathleen Davenport Carskadden, brother-in-law Thomas Carskadden, nephews David Kearton Dyke and Thomas Harris Carskadden, and niece Nicole Dyke, mother-in-law Valena Payton White, brother-in-law Ronald Million, sister-in-law Cindy Million, niece Allison Malone, nephews Ryan Million and Evan Million, survive him.

He graduated high school from Texas Military Institute and self-taught computer programming, web design, and graphic arts. He was a Representative of the Inayati Sufi Order; former Board Member of the Interfaith Arts Council; former Board Member of Community Dreams, Inc.; former member of Austin Youth Leadership & Counseling; Member of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities; member of The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin Texas, a former member of Loners on Wheels; and co-founder of Our House ATX. He could often be seen around Austin on his Harley Davidson sidecar rig, enjoying the outdoors.

Mr. Davenport was an ordained Sufi minister in the Universal Worship, Church of All, in the Inayati Sufi Order, and a Healing Conductor on the Inayati Healing Order. He served as a coordinator and representative in the Inayati Sufi Order of Austin, Heart of the Message Center of Austin from 1995-2005. This ministry encompassed bringing Centering Prayer and interfaith teachings to numerous prison inmates around the country with the Prison Book Project of the Inayati Order.

Although disabled by polio, he completed in wheelchair and handcycle athletics from 2000 to 2012 finishing 25 marathons and numerous other races over the years. He was also featured in the Oscar-nominated 2009 HBO documentary, The Final Inch

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