Mr. Harry F. McDevitt

June 19, 1935December 27, 2012

Harry Franklin McDevitt , 77 passed away December 27, 2012 of heart failure. He was surrounded by family and loved ones. A 40 + year member old Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Mr. McDevitt was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from Grady High School, then attended the University of South Carolina and Georgia Tech where he played football. Affectionately know as “Big Harry” he was a well know athlete throughout his playing years. However his most enjoyment, other than being a husband and father was touching the lives of thousands of kids as a coach in youth sports. Upon retirement from Georgia Power after a 35 year career Mr. McDevitt became a part time coach to focus on following his children and grandchildren in their college and travel sports throughout the country. He also loved sharing the outdoors with them. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Harriet and his children Harry Jr. (Helen), Patrick (Susan)Sean (Tracy) Julia(Wayne) Heather; Shannon; Brian(Stephanie), 16 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday December 31m 2012 at 2pm at H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel with the family receiving friends one hour prior. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to immaculate Heart of Mary or to St Pius High School endowment fund in Atlanta. On line condolences may be made at


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January 4, 2013

To Pat and the McDevitt Family, My condolences during this time. May you continue to have joyful memories and they continue to always bring comfort to you and your family. Cynthia (CSM Bakery Products)

Kelly Dowling

January 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. It is never easy losing a loved one, especially a man like Harry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ninelle (Hickman) Johnson

January 3, 2013

Harriett and family, I was so sadden to hear of Harry's death. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. I pray for peace and comfort for all.

Gini Graham

January 3, 2013

Harriett, I am so sorry for your loss. Harry was a wonderful man. If there is ever anything I can do for you and your family please do not hesitate to call me.

Cecelia Landress

January 2, 2013

My heart is broken today. I am so sorry for not being there. Harry has always been a giant in my book. He had such a huge heart and was always there for people.... especially his family. Harry and Harriett should have written a book on love, marriage and raising a family. He was a great mentor to many. Harry always brought a smile everyone and every occassion. He was definitely one of a kind. May God be with the family as they try to cope with Harry's leaving his earthly home to enter his heavenly home.

Harry Maziar

January 2, 2013

To Harriett and all the McDevitt family...From the days at Grady High School to the present...Harry was always one of the "GOOD GUYS". He will be missed. May you be comforted by your many good memories, your faith and your family. Sherry joins me in expressing our condolences.

Mark Salter

January 2, 2013


I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I hope and pray you and your family will find peace and comfort during this time of grief.

January 2, 2013

Dear Harriet and all the McDevitt Family,

Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. How proud you must be of your father. My family fondly remembers the St. Pius days and all the help he gave to the school and each individual child. May all the happy days live in your hearts!

Carol Bobar, Jennifer, Douglas, Matther and Bill

Mark Leviton

January 2, 2013

Mary Ellen and I send our deepest sympathies. I always enjoyed being around Harry. I hope you are your family are finding some comfort in this difficult time and that your rehab at Emory is going well. I know my sister-in-law will take good care of you.

January 2, 2013

Dear Harriet, Brian, and all the McDevitt Family,

What fond memories we have of sharing East Cobb Yankee ballgames with Harry and all of you. He was indeed one terrific guy. We know he will be sorely missed. May wonderful memories help lift your heavy hearts. Our prayers are with you,
Rita and Herschel Bloom