Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

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John Eric DeVerter

June 8, 1957July 25, 2020

John Eric DeVerter, 63, of Spencer died unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, July 25, 2020. He was born June 8, 1957 in Kokomo, IN to Malcolm Paul DeVerter and Nancy Opal Sullivan DeVerter. He was a Weld Engineer with Major Tool in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Shaw DeVerter of Spencer; his father, Malcolm (Peggy) Paul DeVerter of Lawrence; his mother, Nancy Hays of Terre Haute; two daughters, Rubie (Jordy Minnick) DeVerter and Nico (fiancé David Deatrick) DeVerter both of Spencer; a son, Gus (Katelyn Osborne) DeVerter of Spencer; a brother, Joe (Terri) DeVerter of Terre Haute; a sister, Kimberly McKay of Lawrence; a step brother, Ty Stakes of Singapore; a step sister, Lee Stakes of Florida; two step sons, James Pitzulo of Franklin and Daniel Pitzulo of Martinsville; a step daughter, Renee Pitzulo of Greenwood; 8 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his step father, Horace Hays; and a brother in law, Duane McKay.

John was a U.S. Navy Veteran, he enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, art, raising chickens, welding, carpentry, painting and cooking. John absolutely loved being a husband. He adored his children. He noticed hidden qualities in those around him and brought out the best in everyone. He was caring, genuine, and kind. He was known at Major Tool for being a strong mentor. John was proud of his garden and his community. He also loved music especially that of John Prine and Tom Waits. There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

“When Jesus comes to claim us, And says it is enough, The diamonds will be shining, No longer in the rough.” (John Prine, Diamonds in the rough)


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Pam Banks

August 1, 2020

I'm an so sorry to hear of John's passing. God Bless. He was a an exceptional person to work with at MTM. He was very smart and good at fixing issues and communicating with all. He would bring in eggs and veggies that were the best. Also when John was involved in projects, I knew it was going to be resolved and completed. Great guy.

Inga Crim

July 30, 2020

For a dear friend......Sweet Memories.....there are so many we have of John--memories one has as his father, his mother, the mother of his children, his wife, his child, his grandchild, his sibling, or as his friend. Through these relationships, we have all been touched by John in so many special ways. As your hearts are breaking💔, remember this... always loved never forgotten. He will remain with us because of the love he had for us in his heart, as well as the love we have for him in our hearts.💕
Until we meet again....Godspeed
On to the great next adventure, my dear beloved friend John DeVerter

Peggy Deverter

July 30, 2020

John was my stepson for 35 years and I loved him as my own son!
He was one of the sweetest ..... kind and caring men I have ever known!
Malcolm and all the family appreciate the many prayers and love shown to us!
He will be missed so very much but although we don’t understand why he is gone now..... we know that he lives with our Lord and God will give us the peace that passes our understanding! Gods s mercies are more than we can understand and we thank Him for loaning John to us for these past years and giving us the many memories of the happy times we shared with John. May God give an extra dose of comfort to each of us who miss John so much!
We love you John!!

Gwen Hicks

July 29, 2020

I’ll always miss our conversations at work- we talked all the time about music, Velvet Underground or the Pixies... 80’s punk rock and other things. John was a force with musical knowledge; I’m so glad I was able to be a part of his life. He enriched my life so much... Even though we were co-workers, I always considered him family. A bunch of us at MTM do as well. Godspeed, and much love for his friends and family.

denise clark

July 29, 2020

Debbie what do I say. I am so shocked! Please accept my sympathy.

Barbara Fox Clayton

July 29, 2020

I am sorry for your loss; I worked with John and every morning we would share our "good morning" to each other. He is a kind man and will be missed dearly. Prayers to the whole family.


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