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Gene Paul Devers, 79, of Greenville, passed away Sept. 30, 2017, at his residence. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Little officiating.
Devers was born in Pampa, Texas, on Sept. 26, 1938, to Sam Devers and Lucille Tanner Devers. He married Linda Little on April 27, 1978, in Greenville. He was the owner of Highway 35 Marina for 45 years, worked in oil/gas investments and after retirement worked for H&R Block, which he enjoyed. He was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Devers of Greenville; son, Mark and wife, Dana of Woodway; step-son, Bryan Black and wife, Laura of Greenville; daughter, Angie McManus and husband, Jerry of Greenville; brother, James Devers and wife, Wanda of Greenville; grandchildren, Chelsi Hanson and husband, Seth, Sarah Ivory and husband, Vance, Tara McManus, Linzy Garrett and husband, Chaz, Rebecca Nassar and husband, Charlie, Lauren McManus, April Drusch and husband, Nick; and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille and husband, Herb; father, Sam and, wife, Barbara June Devers; and step-daughter, Shannon Black.
All memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas, 75219.
The family would like to thank Devers' health-care team, Dr. McCrary, Dr. Sills, Dr. Phillip as well as all of the home health staff; and give a special thanks to Devers' daughter-in-law, Laura Howard Black, for all of the care, love and attention provided to him over the years.
Published on October 2, 2017
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