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David Wayne DeNeff

24 July, 193924 October, 2019

David Wayne DeNeff, age 80, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Thursday October 24, 2019.

Dave loved life! It all started in Holland, Michigan July 24, 1939. He had a zest for life even at a young age. He was an Eagle Scout and active in sports during his youth. He then met Jean, the love of his life. They married, raised two children and just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. He had a career with Clark Oil for 35 years and then accepted the position of vice president at Hudson oil. He pursued his entrepreneurial spirit in the early 1980s when he opened a highly successful retail business in the Kansas City area. He retired at the age of 60 and traveled extensively with his wife Jean. They settled in Port St. Lucie Florida in 2003 and he was blessed to be close to family and enjoyed his retirement. He loved his faith, his family, his friends and all animals.

He will be remembered for his laugh, his generosity, his youthful spirit and his devotion to his loving wife, his family and friends.

David is survived by his wife, Jean DeNeff; son Christopher DeNeff; and daughter Holly DeNeff-Chinn (husband Richard Chinn); brother Lon DeNeff (wife Barbara DeNeff). Grandchildren: Nicole Chinn, Sarah DeNeff, John David DeNeff.

David was preceded in death by; father Peter DeNeff and mother Geraldine DeNeff.

A funeral mass for David will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 NW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the DeNeff family.


  • Peter DeNeff, Father (deceased)
  • Mrs. Geraldine DeNeff, Mother (deceased)
  • Mrs. Jean DeNeff, Wife
  • Christopher DeNeff, Son
  • Mrs. Holly DeNeff-Chinn, Daughter
  • Richard Chinn, Son-in-law
  • Lon DeNeff, Brother
  • Barbara DeNeff, Sister-in-law
  • Nicole Chinn, Granddaughter
  • Sarah DeNeff, Granddaughter
  • John David DeNeff, Grandson
  • Rev Jay DeNeff, Uncle
  • Janet Compagner, Sister-in-law
  • John Compagner, Brother-in-law
  • John Edward Spruit, Brother-in-law
  • Gayle Spruit, Sister-in-law
  • Numerous nieces and nephews that had a special place in his heart.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, 30 October , 2019


David Wayne DeNeff

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Fred and Susan Rohdy

29 October 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed knowing David and his great joy of life. He was so kindhearted and we are so blessed to have known him. We pray for the family and know that David is resting now in the loving arms of Jesus.

Fred and Sue Rohdy

John and Janet Compagner

28 October 2019

Will always remember that laugh the great times the Disney Epcot , the cruise especially Key West , New York City , Little Havana using all the parking lot horns blasting, navigating our trip to Miami. You will be sorely missed. Your work on earth is over and the Lord has another angel. Rest in pease David !

Johnny And Janet Compagner

28 October 2019

Will always remember the laugh, the spur of the moment fun and the great times we had Epcot, Cruise ship , Key west and most of all New York city. loads of good times. These are the things that never go away. Think of you a lot Dave, rest in peace brother your task on earth is finished God has a great new angel

John and Gayle Spruit

27 October 2019

Getting together with Dave and Jean was always a treat. We have many happy memories of short vacations with them. He was always positive, full of life, and fun to be with!

Margie Blauwkamp Spruit

27 October 2019

Uncle Dave was full of life, love and laughter! He will be greatly missed!