Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


DeWayne Nevil

April 6, 1937January 1, 2020

DeWayne Nevil, 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.

He was born in Geneva, Indiana on Tuesday, April 6, 1937, the son of Roy and Emma (Jack) Nevil. DeWayne joined the Marine Corp. in 1956 and was proud to serve his country. DeWayne then moved to Muncie, Indiana in 1959. He married Phyllis in June of 1960, and they shared fifty-nine wonderful years together. Together they attended Cammack United Methodist Church.

DeWayne loved spending time with his grandsons, and spoke to them at least once a week. He loved fishing, square dancing, and Forest Park Senior Center walking. DeWayne was an avid fan of IU and Purdue basketball and football, and Butler basketball. He spent forty plus years working for Ball Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; one son, Gary Nevil; one daughter, Barbara Cannaday (husband, Steve); grandchildren, John DeWayne Cannaday (wife, Zoe Almedia), Cory Ray Cannaday (fiancé, Amanda Cote); many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Roy and Emma Nevil; brothers, Larry Nevil, Ivan “Sonny” Nevil, Vernon Nevil, Lester “Bud” Nevil; sisters, Marjorie “Ilene”Bowen, and Ardena Hunter.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304, with Military Honors conducted by Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Park Senior Center, Attention: Judy Elton, 2517 West 8th Street, Muncie, Indiana 47302.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at: www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Forest Park Senior Center


  • Calling Hours: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020


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Luann Koons

January 7, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Christine Usher (Jack)

January 7, 2020

My deepest condolences, love and prayers to all the family. I just heard the sad news. I have many fond memories of DeWayne from many Jack Family Reunion's when I was younger. (I'm Glen Jack's middle daughter, Christine. ) Given that I live in New York, I'm unable to attend the service there in Indiana. Please know I'm there in thought and spirit though. May our loved one live on through us and the wonderful memories we cherish.

With warmest sympathy,

Christi Usher
P.O. Box 244
Etna, NY 13062-0244

Larry & Susan Almeida

January 6, 2020

We have such fond memories of getting to know DeWayne at Zoe & John's wedding. What a wonderful man! Our best wishes and prayers go out to all family members. Treasure those beautiful memories!

Bri nda (Jack) Paramore

January 6, 2020

Sending my love & prayers. I have fond memories of Dewayne & his brothers. When I was little he would pull my pig tales. LoL Fishing was definitely in the Jack. May your memories comfort you until you see him again. My father was Glen Jack I am his oldest blood daughter. *My legal name is spelled with an i not an e. In His Name: Ms. Brinda J Paramore my contact info: 10037 Water Crest Drive , Fishers, In 46038-7127

Sarah Humphrey

January 5, 2020

Phyllis and Family, I’m sorry to read of the passing of your husband and loved one. Prayers and sympathy.

Darlene Winkler

January 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Phyllis, Barbara and Gary. I remember Uncle Dewayne making ice cream at the Jack family reunions. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Marilyn Marks

January 5, 2020

Dear Barb and family,

Please accept my condolences upon the death of your father, DeWayne Nevil. May your memories serve as precious reminders of his time with you and your family.


Marilyn Marks

Michael Caldwell

January 3, 2020

My condolences go out to Phyllis and their family during this difficult time. The two of you were so sweet and I was honored and blessed to know him. I enjoyed our dancing days and miss it but life has gotten super busy. Again, many prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and your family!

Laurynn Thieme

January 3, 2020

Some things you don't forget like the extra scoop of peach ice cream or the search for your first pup, Bonnie playing with Duke or Titus. Fishing at some random place nearby that he had been to for years. I would say I'm going to miss him... but I already do. And Bonnie does too I'm sure. The stories about grandpa and Sonny- you knew them best of course but you all knew each other more and you let me know them more.