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Devon Ray Evers

July 27, 1933February 1, 2021

Devon Ray Evers passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Monday February 1, 2021. A private celebration of life service for immediate family will be held on Friday February 5th at Johnson Funeral Home with Devon’s son-in-law Reverend Michael Bryan officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family regrets that they cannot celebrate Devon’s life with extended family and friends. However, the service will be recorded and posted here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3798612876865144

Devon was born in Georgiana, Alabama to Zolen and Aline Evers. He has one younger brother Joe Evers, whom he dearly loved. After graduating high school, Devon enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He often said he had no problem “Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane!”

After his military service he returned to Georgiana, Alabama where he met and married his wife Jean Skinner Evers. Even after 60 years of marriage he would often say “If I ever get married again, I’m marrying you!” Devon and Jean had two daughters Wendy Evers Bryan and Dixie Evers Allison.

Devon began his career at Rheem Ruud Manufacturing in Greenville, Alabama until he retired after 38 years of service. After retirement Devon and Jean moved to Lynn Haven, Florida to be near family.

Devon loved his grandchildren who called him Papa. People thought of him as a quiet man, but to those who took time to listen he had many stories to tell. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Jean Skinner Evers and their two daughters, Wendy Evers Bryan (son-in-law Michael Bryan) and Dixie Evers Allison (son-in-law Darren Allison); daughter from a prior marriage, Angela Sisk (son-in-law Dewey Sisk); five grandchildren Tiffany Tisdale, Adam Deen, Molly Deen, Christopher Bryan, Amanda Bryan; step-grandchildren Michael Allison and Cassaundra Washington; great-granddaughter Brianna Tisdale; brother Joe Evers (sister-in-law Patricia Evers); nephew Jon Evers; niece Lara Evers Watson; great-nieces/nephews Taylor Evers, Tabitha Watson, Tristyn Watson, Harper Evers and Ryder Evers; cousins Marilyn Brown, Mylan Burkett, Steve Maxwell and Patty LeTort.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his infant daughter Heather Louise.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Covenant Care Hospice especially Crystal, Cliff, Carla, Lisa and India. Also a special thanks to Devon’s caregiver Fayon.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to Covenant Care Hospice, 107 W 19th Street, Panama City , FL 32405 https://www.choosecovenant.org/donate/ or the charity of your choice.

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Charles Shepherd, Jr.

February 11, 2021

Since Devon and I were in the same age area--we understood each real well---being our across the hill neighbor the Evers were a big part of our children growing up---much fun (even the wreck) much good memories---many we will never forget---Devon was a friend that I will hold close-- Devon glad our paths crossed--our love for you and your family---until we meet again---charles shepherd jr...

Suzy Shepherd

February 11, 2021

Jean, Charles & I are so sorry about the loss of your dear husband. We have so many wonderful memories when you lived near us in the Salter Sub Division. Even tho Devon was a quiet person , when he was around us he was a lot of fun. We bought Chuck's first car from him and he was so proud of it. Growing up together, Dixie & Chuck became close friends. Devon was so devoted to you, Dixie & Wendy. I am so glad that we became such good friends & missed you both so much when you moved to Lynn Haven Fla. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this sad time.
Charles & Suzy Shepherd

Billie Palmer

February 5, 2021

I worked with Devon in the late 70s. He was such a sweet man and very quiet. He was a very hard worker and would help anybody’. Prayers for the family.

Linda Rogers

February 5, 2021

Wendy, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Please know you, Michael and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Rogers
Tyro UMC
Lexington, NC

Charles Shepherd

February 4, 2021

My first car was a 1971 Ford Maverick. It was light blue and had an 8 track player. Mr. Devon had driven that car to work with like a gazillion miles on it. While waiting on Dixie to get ready so we could catch a movie or an MYF event Mr. Devon would tell me stories. He also helped me get a summer job while in college. You will be missed my Salter Sub neighbor

Ginger Nemenz

February 4, 2021

Wendy,
Although I didn’t know your dad, I know he was an amazing man because he raised a wonderful Godly daughter. I am praying for you and your family and I wish I could give you a big hug - so I asked Jesus to do it for me. Love you !

Ginger Nemenz

Susan Houston

February 4, 2021

I am so sad. You all are family. I remember Mr. Devon,as the sweetest and kindness man, I have known. Your family opened your doors up to me when I was a child. Eords can't express my love a gratitude.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY