OBITUARY

Edgar Donald DeVries

February 10, 1932May 13, 2020
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Edgar (Ed) Donald DeVries, 88, of Palm Springs, Florida, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. Ed was born February 10th, 1932 in Holland Michigan to Martin and Catherine (VanderLeek) DeVries as one of 7 of their sons. He moved to Palm Springs, Florida in 1963 with his wife, Shirley and his 3 children.

Ed loved the Lord with all his heart and enjoyed a wonderful life. He was married to his beautiful wife Shirley for over 60 years. After moving to Florida, he became a successful salesman, volunteer fireman, elder of his church and retired from Bonacker & Leigh. After retirement, he was able to enjoy traveling, his family who he loved and dotted over. After his wife, Shirley, passed away in 2015, he found a wonderful friendship with Marilyn Machiela. Ed did not know a stranger and was known to light up the room with his smile.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, brothers Walter (Lois) DeVries and John (Peg) DeVries, and parents. Ed is survived by brothers Pete (Arlene) DeVries, Martin (Carol) DeVries, Cal (Barb) DeVries, Dave (Carol) DeVries daughters; Debra (Rick) Slattery, Kathy (Ron) Nugent, son Jerry DeVries, grandchildren; Shawn Slattery, Jeremy (Evelyn) Slattery, Joshua (Elizabeth) Slattery, Cassandra (Ollie) Koskinen, Tiffany Hurd, Jenna (Daryl) Clampitt, Jonathon Nugent; great- grandchildren; Sawyer Slattery, Rowan Slattery, Sophia Bellotti, Michael Bellotti, Samantha Slattery, Mackenzie Slattery, Brady Slattery, Faith Hurd, Noah Hurd.

Funeral Services will be held at the Dorsey E. Earl Smith Funeral Home TBD. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice, Trustbridge, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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Michelle Andary

May 21, 2020

My memories of Uncle Ed are his bright red face with an never ending smile. It always seemed that he was full of so much joy that he could not contain it and it overflowed threw him and onto anyone near him. His hugs were firm and genuine. He let me drive their VW Bug to the beach one year when we were visiting. I believe I was just 16! When looking back at it now, boy he was brave and trusting. A newer driver, not really knowing where she was going and I think (but not positive) it was a manual transmission! But it was awesome. The beaches in Florida are so much better than MI. He will be missed.

Julie Drost

May 20, 2020

Uncle Ed was just a genuinely kind man who knew how to put people at ease. I’m looking forward to seeing Ed and Shirley again in heaven, praying for my cousins as you deal with loosing your sweet Dad.

Scott DeVries

May 20, 2020

I always loved visiting Uncle Ed, Aunt Shirley and my cousins in Lake Worth with my parents (Ed's brother Pete) growing up. I always loved his smile and distinct laugh. I will miss him (and Aunt Shirley)! Wish we could be there with you all in person. Praying for God's comfort and reminders of his love for you all in these days. With our love - Scott and Chris

Kim James

May 18, 2020

I met Ed through marilyn and he was a wonderful man. Gonna miss him sending prayers to you guys

Larry Drost

May 18, 2020

I am so sorry to see that Uncle Ed has passed.
He was always a kind, caring man.
We always enjoyed our visits with him and Aunt Shirley, when ever
we went to southeast Florida.
He will be missed by all of us.
Larry

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