Harvey Dubose DeVane

Mr. Harvey DuBose DeVane, Sr., 92, of Lake City, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center, Lake City, Fla. following an extended illness. He was born in Jacksonville, Fla. and had
resided in Lake City for over 85 years. He was co-owner of Eagle-DeVane Clothing Store for 42 years until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City, a life member of the Masonic Lodge of Lake City and the Morroco Temple of Jacksonville, Fla., a Navy veteran of W.W. II serving in the Pacific Theatre and a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion, former president of the Lake City Lions Club, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Retail Federation of Florida in 1981 and an appointee to the Department of Veterans Affairs State of Florida in 1967 by Gov. Claude Kirk, Jr. After his retirement he and his wife enjoyed motorhome traveling and visited every state in our country and Mexico, and enjoyed salt water fishing and staying in his cabin at Horseshoe Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents John Homer and Nena Belle Ramsey DeVane, siblings John Homer DeVane, Jr., Charles A. DeVane, Jackie Moore, Jeanne Gruetzmacher, Carolyn Segerest and Yvonne Carter.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary F. DeVane of Lake City, Fla.: Two daughters Cindy D. Jaudon of The Villiages, Fla. and Kathy D. (Eddie) Bennett of Lake City, Fla.: One son Harvey D. (Sally) DeVane, Jr. of St. Augustine, Fla.: Seven grandchildren Chastity (Ryan) Thompson, Brittney DeVane, Colby DeVane, Jeb (Heather) Bennett, Troy (Andrea) Bennett, Jeanna (Mike) Shanahan and Jacqueline (Ryan) Russo: Twelve great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the First Presbyterian Church with Mr. James Montgomery officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Fla. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 P.M. Saturday (One hour before services) at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center at 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32025. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. is in charge of

Published in Lake City Reporter on Nov. 1, 2012