DeVere, Richard Everett

Richard Everett DeVere

Mar. 14, 1955 - Dec. 2, 2015

Richard Everett DeVere, of Staples, Texas passed away on December 2, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. A memorial is being held from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20, at The Coffee Shop, 519 East Davis, Luling, Texas, with special music and eulogies at 2:30 p.m.

He was born in Houston on March 14, 1955 to George McDonald DeVere and Phyllis Burdette DeVere. He attended primary schools and graduated with class of 1973 of Richfield High, in Waco, Texas. He received two bachelor's degrees from Southwestern University and University of Texas School of Pharmacy. As a pharmacist, he worked at Innovative Pharmacy Services, Eckerd's and Walgreen's before purchasing his own store in August 2006.

During his nine years as owner of Dismukes Pharmacy in Luling, Texas, Richard enjoyed serving the town and counted many of his customers as friends. Richard is well known for his giving heart and kind personality. During his 30 loving years of marriage, he enjoyed surprising his wife with yearly anniversary trips, flowers for no reason and gifts often. He was a devoted father, lover of all animals, cherished friend to many, and enjoyed working around his house and property.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn McLeod DeVere; his daughter Carrie DeVere Colley and husband Brandon Colley of San Marcos; his brother Robert DeVere and wife Carolyn Janek DeVere of Severna Park. MD; nephew Marcus DeVere and wife Ellen McNamara of Leawood, KS; and niece Allison DeVere of Pasadena, MD.

In lieu of flowers, Richard asked that donations be made to the Luling Animal Welfare Society or P O Box 653, Luling, Texas 78648.

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My prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. DeVere. A special place in my heart for another animal lover. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will rid us of all sickness, mourning, pain and sorrow. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words and thoughts found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises!

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