Edson C. “Ed” DeVore
December 04, 1942 ‒ October 17, 2020
South Daytona, Florida
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Edson C. DeVore, 77, of South Daytona, FL formerly of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday evening, October 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Mount Vernon on December 4, 1942 to the late Wilfred and Marcella (Lipak) DeVore.
Ed was a 1960 graduate of Centerburg High School. He honorably served his country in the Army from 1960-1963 and in the Ohio National Guard. He was a retired Bowling Lane Specialist & Mechanic, which took him around United States and Canada. Ed was member of the Milford Church of Christ near Centerburg. He was an accomplished bowler and loved to coach younger bowlers. He was most proud of his All Events won in Shelton, WA 34th city bowling tournament and his 300 game in 1980, and many league championships. He enjoyed dancing and was an avid sports fan especially drag racing & baseball. He always rooted for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, always ready to give some great advice. He knew a lot about everything and as he told the kids “what I don’t know is not worth knowing”.
Ed is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Selby) DeVore; daughters Stephanie (John) Helbing of Pataskala, Amanda DeVore son, Richard DeVore both of Ormond Beach FL; Grandchildren Amber Gantt, Britney(Jon) Lyons , Aaron (Tasha) Gantt, Derek Helbing , Rachel Helbing, & Autumn DeVore; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Ron) Sheets of Mount Vernon, Ila Fawcett of Mount Vernon and Pamela (William) Oates of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents and daughter Michelle DeVore-Gantt.
The family will observe a private service with burial in Southlawn Cemetery, Utica with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
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