Clarke A. Devore - 95
10/8/1918 - 7/15/2014
Tampico - Clarke A. Devore, age 95, of Tampico, Illinois, died today, Tuesday July 15, 2014 Rosewood Care Center in Rockford, Illinois.
Clarke was born on October 8, 1918, in Bayard, Nebraska, the son of Marion and Lenore (Adams) Devore. He was united in marriage to Mildred E. McRae on August 21, 1938 in Bayard, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on January 7, 1996. Clarke was in the Ministry for 72 years, serving in Tampico at the Church of Christ for 30 of those years.
He is survived by two daughters: Joan Fort of Rockford, Illinois and Phyllis (Otis) Leathers of Elizabethton, Tennessee; one son Richard (Sue) Devore of Rochelle, Illinois; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one sister Betty Hubbard of Gering, Nebraska and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Paul; one grandson, Clarke; three brothers and five sisters.
A visitation will be held from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico followed by burial at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 11:00a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Central Christian Church in Rockford, Illinois, with Rev. Sherm Nichols, officiating. A memorial fund has been established in Clarke’s memory to the Tampico Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
Friday, July 18, 2014
2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Garland Funeral Home in Tampico
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Central Christian Church in Rockford, Illinois