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John L. DeVore

John Lewis DeVore, 87, of Antwerp, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

John was born in Chester, PA  on June 16, 1929 a son of the late William E. & Mary A. (Feeley) DeVore.

He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was a valued employee at Dana Weatherhead for over 30 years. Although John worked hard, he was more content cheering for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Notre Dame football team.  He also enjoyed time with friends at the Antwerp VFW, Hicksville Eagles and the Amvets where he held lifetime memberships. 

John will be sadly missed by his children, Linda (Tom) Wilhelm, Jack (Traci) both of Antwerp & Mike (Donna) of Payne; sister, Margaret Houseworth of Celina; aunt, Justa Olivier of Wilmington, DE; 8 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren.

On March 30, 2002, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Clarkson), whom he married August 11, 1949.

Service is Friday 11 am, with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp.

Viewing is also Thursday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are to Caring & Sharing Food Pantry.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that Jehovah God cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) "He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of John.

Wells Dec 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John DeVore

John l. DeVore lll, Sara Richards, and Alyvia DeVore Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

Tom, Jacque, Linda and Tom. Thoughts and prayers to you and the rest of your family in this difficult time. John was a great friend to my grandfather, and I always enjoyed talking to him on the many occasions that I saw him at Pond-A-River. He always had something funny to say to brighten the day and add some zest to life.

Scott Cottrell Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

Love u Becky!!

Linda Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John DeVore

Skip Miller Jan 15 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry I won't be able to make it tomorrow. All of you have always been like family to me. Your Dad was very special. I will miss seeing him, but never will forget.

Ed Glass Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

Linda,Jack,&Mike, wish so much I could be with you all at this time. Know I loved Uncle Jack more than most anyone. He made me laugh n smile so much. I love all of you more than you could possible know. Peace & prayers your way. BECKY

Becky &kids Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John DeVore

Becmy Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a friend to everyone and always had a smile for those he met. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

Blessings to all,
Lonnie and Linda Bostelman

Lonnie & Linda Bostelman Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

We will always remember John's smile and laugh! He was a very special person and is loved by so many. Blessings to you all!

Doug, Rachelle, Aren and Micah Patton, Vermont Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM

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