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.