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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  • I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for the family in your time of loss. We will be missing you Ed

  • So sorry for your loss, but happy to hear what a full live Ed lived. I had no idea of his many talents and interests. Hate to lose another classmate.

  • So very sorry to hear of Edison’s passing. Wish we had an opportunity to see him over the years since graduating in 1960. I am glad to see you had a long life full of fun and adventure and a wonderful family. My sincere condolences to the family of our classmate Edson.

  • So very sorry to hear of Edison’s passing. Wish we had an opportunity to see him over the years since graduating in 1960. I am glad to see you had a long life full of fun and adventure and a wonderful family. My sincere condolences to the family of our classmate Edson.

  • Ed,
    You will be missed greatly. I do remember the conversations we had and so honored to have gotten to know you as a friend and second cousin. You were definitely a bright light in my life and I am very happy to have known you. I know you are probably having a grand time on the other side right with meeting up with all you family and ancestors. Until we meet again. Sending thoughts, prayers and healing light to you all.
    Love and Hugs
    Michelle DeVore and family in Arizona.