Junior Abraham Devall (85) of Greenup


Published on July 16 2012 10:32 am

Junior Abraham Devall, age 85, of Greenup, IL, beloved husband and best friend of Doris (Perisho) Devall for 60 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved at 6:40 PM - Friday, July 13, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham,IL.

Funeral services celebrating Junior’s life will be held at 10:30 AM – Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL with Gary Hopkins and Bill Ulrey officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, IL.  Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Monday, July 16, 2012 at the funeral home.  In loving memory of Junior, memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences sent at www.blakefh.com.

Junior was born on August 11, 1926 in Greenup, IL the son of Lester and Faye (Mitchell) Devall.  He married Doris Perisho on June 17, 1952 and she survives.  Junior was a carpenter and had worked at Scott’s Lumber Yard in Greenup.  He delivered newspapers for over 30 years, which included the Herald and Review, Journal Gazette and the Times Courier.  Junior enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, gardening, and most of all, spending time with the ones he loved so dearly.

Junior is survived by: Wife of 60 years – Doris Devall of Greenup, IL...3 Daughters – Ruth Lawrence, Cheryl Stone and Linda (Dennis) Sowers all of Greenup, IL...7 Grandchildren – Michelle (Todd) Kingery, Dustin Lawrence, Kimberly Lawrence, Parker Stone, Mindy Stone, Trey Stone, Sara Stone...2 Great Grandchildren – Kaitlyn Kingery and Shelby Kingery...4 Brothers – Louis Devall, Clinton Devall, John Devall and Max Devall all of Greenup, IL...1 Sister – Joann White of Neoga, IL as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marge Finney and a brother Merle Devall.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Justin Floyd and the Crossroads Cancer Center for their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last 8 months.  It was a heartwarming blessing to the entire family.  We thank God for the gift of Junior’s life and blessing of time we spent with him.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and adored by everyone that knew him.  He will be greatly missed.