Affectionately known as 'The Dav', he became an honourary Leesider and launched an autobiography in 2010.
His popularity drew a crowd of well-known sports stars, including special guest Sam Allardyce.
Here we reflect on the event through Eddie O'Hare's pictures.
Sam Allardyce and Donie O’Leary at the launch of the Carl Davenport book, ‘The Dav’.
Carl Davenport and Frankie Connolly.
Sam Allardyce, with Henry Owens, radio consultant and Neil Prenderville.
Carl Davenport with Joe McCarthy at the launch of his book.
John Martin, Joe O’Grady, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Pat O’Donovan.