John Raymond Devore


John Raymond Devore, 98, of Franklin passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016.

He was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Johnson County to the late Chester T. and Bertha M. (Kelly) Devore.

He is survived by his son, Chester E. “Sonny” Devore (Sharon Williams); grandchildren, Jeff Devore (Deanna Wright) and Stephen (Wendy) Devore; great grandchildren, Adam Devore (Tya Sage), Emry, and Parker Devore; and one great-great grandchild, Elexus Sage.

John was preceded in death by his wives, Lilyan Marie (Tilson) Devore, Topy Garrard Devore, and most recently Louise Norton-Devore.

John was a farmer in Johnson County all of his life. He was a devoted and dedicated member of Community Congregational Church where he held many offices throughout the years. John was always available to help at the church in any way he could.

John was an avid motorcyclist and a former member of the American Motorcycle Association and formerly served on the Clark Pleasant school board. He enjoyed making fishing lures and volunteering his time at the Inter-Church Food Pantry of Johnson County.

The Rev. Dan McLaughlin will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 951 North Main St., Franklin. Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Hurricane Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested in John’s memory to the Inter-Church Food Pantry of Johnson County, P.O. Box 147, Whiteland, IN 46184.