Jeffrey Thomas DeVault

February 03, 1952 ‒ June 07, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

Jeffrey Thomas DeVault, age 65, of Marengo, passed away at his home, Wednesday afternoon, June 7, 2017, with his loving family by his side.

On February 3, 1952, Jeff was born in Columbus, OH, the son of the late Bert Francis and Mary Ann (McCabe) DeVault.  He graduated from Brookhaven High School in the Class of 1972 and furthered his education at the American School of Technology, specializing in HVAC.

Jeff married the love of his life, Lanita  Faught on May 26, 1973 in Columbus.  They shared a special bond as husband and wife the last 44 years.

For more than 20 years, Jeff worked for Commercial Parts and Services as a refrigeration tech.

Jeff enjoyed watching all sports and his favorite team was the Cincinnati Bengals.  He also liked being outside working in his vegetable garden or hunting squirrel.  He especially cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Jeff will be dearly missed by his wife, Lanita, of Marengo; two daughters: Micheal (John) Dickerson of Cardington, Tara (David) Snyder of Waldo; a son, Thomas DeVault of Marengo; six grandchildren: McKinsey Reed, Adam (Katie) Reed Jr., Aaron Reed, Brooke (Jordan) Brewster, Tiara Snyder, Kyle Snyder; two great grandchildren: Kain Reed, Elijah Brewster; four step-grandchildren: Lindsay, Brandi, John III, Sammy; a sister, Denise DeVault of Columbus; and two brothers: his twin, Dale DeVault of Columbus and Harry DeVault of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Marcum.

The DeVault family will greet friends from 1 – 3 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Donna Ball officiating.  Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Cardington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the DeVault family to assist with final expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jeff’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • I am Denise his sister. I am glad that I found this funeral home. I thank you for your service to my family.

  • So sorry for your loss family. If there is anything I can do please let me know. (I mean that!)

    Your cousin,

  • The family is in My thoughts and prayers,I’ve known Tom since We were 8 years old, We were friends for 57 years,He will be deeply missed,He is in His Heavenly home and free from pain.
    God Bless
    Kenny Adkins

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was like family to us. We’ve lost a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless.


    Cindy Adams Cremeans

  • So very sorry for your loss, Jeff was a great a man and will be dearly missed. Chad, Jacque & girls.

  • I have known you all for close to 40 years . Met when you lived in Columbus. And it breaks my heart to hear of the passing of a great man. May you rest in peace Tom.. sending hugs to all of you . Lanita , Michelle, Tara , and Thomas. P.s. Tom say hello to my dad for me.

  • So sorry for your loss. Jeff was truly one of a kind, and his laugh was so contagious! Such a great person. Prayers during this diffcult time.

  • Very Sorry To Know Of Your Brother’s Passing. Tom Knew Most Of My Family And When We Did Get Together We Had Great Conversations About Them, Especially My Uncle Bill LeMaster. God Bless & Prayers To All Of The Family .

  • We are so sorry for your loss. I knew Jeff back in elementary school and through high school. Nancy and I will be praying for the family and in the days to come. We are also sad we have lost another Bearcat!

  • Michelle if there any thing contact me if u need talk I’m sorry for ur loss love mandy

  • Prayers for the family. I am Jeffrey’s cousin, but unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, never had the chance to meet him! He passed too soon, too young!
    I hope to meet the rest of his/my family on Monday.
    Much love,

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family.
    Jeff’s cousin .
    Ralph DeVault