OBITUARY

Dred Jackson "Jack" Devereaux

March 3, 1915August 24, 2012

Dred Jackson "Jack" Devereaux, 97, of Diboll, was born March 3, 1915 in Diboll, Texas, the son of the late Annie (Jackson) and Dred Dorford Devereaux. He passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Devereaux retired from Southwest Forest Industries in Arizona. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved all sports, including baseball and bowling, but golf was his passion, which he enjoyed playing every day, including the day he passed away. Mr. Devereaux was a member of First United Methodist Church of Diboll. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II on an LST in the South Pacific. Survivors include his wife, Mozelle Devereaux of Diboll; daughters Jacqueline (Jackie) Renfro and husband Larry of Amarillo, Paula Devereaux Kurth and husband Melvin of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Celia (Ceci) Devereaux White and husband Doc of San Diego, California; grandsons, Lance Devereaux and Chad Walker; granddaughter, J. J. Devereaux; 5 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family members. Mr. Devereaux was preceded in death by his parents, Annie and Dred Devereaux; and sisters, Etheldred and Pauline. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Farley, Earl Hutson, Dick Miller, Charlie Havard, J. R. Williams, Larry McMinimy, and The Strauss Class of First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Devereaux's memory may be made to SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212. Memorial services for Mr. Devereaux will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 in the First United Methodist Church in Diboll, with Reverend Becky Love and Pastor Jeff Stull officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until service time on Friday at the church. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home

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September 17, 2012

I am a very distance cousin of his Evelyn cruz of Utah email me at jacksoncruz@aol.com

August 31, 2012

It is with sadness that we accept that Jack has passed away. He was a "special" person who enriched the lives of all who knew him. He will be missed and remembered. We are all better for knowing him.

Herman and Wanda Strauss

Don and Renee Andrews

August 31, 2012

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. The next time we meet it will be on the Greatest of all Golf Courses. God Bless the Devereaux Family.

Brenda Russell

August 30, 2012

Mozelle, girls and families,
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you during this very sad time. We are never ready to let them go, but he is at peace. It is our loss, but heaven's gain. Blessings and love to each of you. Brenda

August 30, 2012

We'll miss our Uncle Jack. Love to all his family. Nieces, Betty and Mary.

The Sandoval Family

August 29, 2012

our prayers for the family. god bless

Tami Bullock-Owens

August 29, 2012

I have may great memories of my Uncle Jack. He was a very humerous man and could make anybody laugh. I haven't visited with him in a long time, but I still cared deeply for him. My heartfelt condolences go out to my Aunt Mozelle and cousins Jackie, Paula and Ceci. Love to you all.

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