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Alton “Al” H. Deviney, Colonel, USAF (Retired)October 18, 1933 – November 05, 2013
Col. Alton H. Deviney, USAF, Ret., of Eddy, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, November 8, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Jayme Palady and Dennis Camp officiating. Burial will follow at Eddy Cemetery.
Alton was born October 18, 1933, in Marlin, Texas, to Alton Homer and Alice Lynn Mauldin Deviney. He attended school in Bruceville-Eddy and graduated from Baylor University ROTC in 1956 with a commission into the U. S. Air Force. Throughout his years of service, flying helicopters was his passion. He had numerous tours of duty, including Vietnam, Japan, Korea and several stateside assignments. He retired after 28 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, community activities, deer hunting and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Deviney of Eddy; two daughters, Phyllis Fisk and husband, John, Karen Wortham and husband, John; grandchildren, Lindsey Summers and husband, Trey, Mallory Patzke and husband, Chad, Michaela Hahn and husband, Mark, Emily and Kali Wortham, Bryna VanEis and Harper, Logan Bock and wife, Christi; and many great-grandchildren; and one brother, Pat Deviney and wife, Linda.
The family wishes to thank The Wellington Place staff and Standards Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX. 75219 or Bruceville-Eddy United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 205 Eddy, Texas 76524.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.
October 18, 1933 – November 5, 2013
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Published in Waco Tribune-Herald from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2013 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wacotrib/obituary.aspx?n=alton-h-deviney&pid=167890546&fhid=8617#sthash.zA2NcVl0.dpuf