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1927 PeromaLawrence DeVore
Lawrence DeVore

Lawrence Milton DeVore

March 6, 1911 – July 31, 1988

Lawrence M. “Bud” DeVore, 77, died July 31, 1988, at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.

Born on March 5, 1911, in Garber, Oklahoma, he was the son of Lewis Milton and Grace Lee (Cockrum) DeVore. He graduated from Perry High School in 1929.

Mr. DeVore graduated from Central State Teachers College, Edmond, in 1934. He played varsity football and baseball while in college, and later coached at Mangum High School while teaching business subjects. He joined Amoco and worked as an accountant until his retirement in 1967.

Mr. DeVore was a veteran of WWII, a member of the First Christian Church at Huntsville, TX, and a founding member of the Rev. Isidore Robot Society of St. Gregory’s College, Shawnee, OK.

On May 3, 1934, he and Iola B. Ellis were married in Oklahoma City, OK. After 51 years of marriage she preceded him in death in 1985.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Claire DeVore of Huntsville, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tom Laurent of OKC; grandchildren, Thomas Laurent III, Dallas, Elizabeth Laurent, OKC, Michelle DeVore, Del City, Shane DeVore and Emily Evans, both of Huntsville, TX; and sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Joe Merrill of Perry, OK.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1988, at the Smith & Kernke Funeral Chapel in Oklahoma City, OK, with interment in the Harmony Cemetery in Logan County, OK.