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Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home
Interment: Red Brush Cemetery, Louisville, with military funeral honors
Robert Eugene DeVore, age 76, of Washington, Indiana, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.
He was born April 30, 1942, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Robert “Bob” James and Velma Helen “Dude” (Ruger) DeVore. Bob married Diana Jane Daugherty on December 22, 1960, in Flora, and they shared 34 years of marriage prior to her death on January 3, 1995.
Bob was a 1960 graduate of Flora High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1960-63 as a mechanic. He was a member of Fountain of Life United Pentecostal Church in Washington and had been a Master Mason and member of the Shriners. He worked as a conductor for the B&O and CSX Railroads from 1963 until his retirement in 2002, and enjoyed playing music, especially his guitar, as well as spending time woodworking and fishing.
He is survived by 2 daughters: Monica (husband Alan) Hunsinger of Washington, Indiana, and Becky (husband Barry) Welch of Rochester, Illinois; 6 grandchildren: Zach, Katie, Ethan, and Allyson Hunsinger, Megan (husband Jason) Golden, and Taylor Welch; a great-grandson: Bailey Golden; and nieces: Shavonna (husband Heath) Jenkins and Melissa (husband Larry) Milner. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a brother: Kenneth (wife Sharon) DeVore; and a nephew: Shane DeVore.
A funeral ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, Illinois. Interment will follow in Red Brush Cemetery, Louisville, Illinois, with the presentation of military funeral honors. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Dear Monica & Becky, I am sorry for your loss. I am sad for the loss of my cousin. Bobby Gene was a kind and good and decent man. I rejoice however that he is now reunited with the love of his life. He never stopped missing her and when he was around us he always talked about his Diana. It is said that time heals all wounds, but in your dad's case I think he spent 23 years grieving for her. He also always talked about you two girls and your families. He loved you both very much and was so proud of you. When my mom died Bobby was so upset that he missed her service because of confusion over the time and him being an hour ahead of us. He came to my house when he got to the cemetery and realized it was already concluded. He sat and talked with me and Cas for several hours and upon leaving, as he fought back the tears, asked if it would be okay if he took his guitar and went to the cemetery to play some songs at her grave. And he did. He was always very close to Mom and Dad and they had as much respect and love for him as he did for them. When your hearts are heavy and hurting just remember that the blood of your mom and dad flows through your veins and they are part of you and with you always. Love, hugs, and prayers to you and your families. Godspeed on your journey dear cousin.
I am so so sorry for your loss.
Monica, Becky and Families: We are so sorry for your loss. We grieve with you. Bobby Gene was such a kind and good man. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend ❣️ He loved you and your mother dearly. He will be so missed. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. He’s playing his guitar and singing with the angels for all eternity. RIP Bobby Gene❤️
Melissa, Shavonna & Families: I know losing your Uncle Bobby is very difficult for you. He sure loved you girls. I’m keeping you in my prayers during this sad time.
So sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful, caring person and our friend. We will miss him. If you need anything, please call.
Bobby was a sweet kid,we liked being around him. Our kids was a lot younger than him, but got along well with him.God bless his family.
Went to school all through the years with Bob—- class of 1960. Always enjoyed being with him. Prayers and sympathy to the family.
Uncle Bobbie was one of a kind.. He was such a great man.. He loved with All his heart.. I loved listening to him and grandma DeVore play the guitar and sing.. He is at peace now and having a wonderful reunion in heaven with Aunt Diana, Grandma and Grandpa DeVore, his Brother, my mom ,my brother an his son Bryce... Love and miss him so much... Love you Monica and Becky!!
Monica and Becky, I am so sorry you have lost your sweet father. He and Diana were awesome neighbors and the best of friends!! I miss your mother so much...what a precious soul and now I will miss your dad!! You all were so blessed to have them as they were blessed to have you girls! Prayers, love and hugs to both of you and your families. Love you both, Mary
Monica and Becky....I am sorry for your loss. Bobby Gene was a kind and gentle man. He was also a good man, husband and father. He will be missed by many.
I'm a cousin, lived next door while From the time Bobby was in the 8th grade until he joined the army. I have many good memory's of him to include when he started dating Diana. I consider him a friend. My last memory of Bobby was him at the last Nunnallee reunion and him playing music.
To all of Bobbies loved ones,try to remember all of your good times together,He will always be watching over you. We will miss him but never forget. Sorry we can't be with you. Love Bud and Johnalee
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a good and faithful friend.