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Faith Mission Baptist Church
Saturday February 20th, 2021

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Fred Grant DeViney, Jr.



Fred Grant DeViney, Jr., 86, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Rose Hill Retirement Community. He was born in Mecklenburg County on June 06, 1934 to the late Fred DeViney, Sr. and Mary Mathis DeViney.


Fred worked as a credit manager for Citigroup. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served for nearly 11 years. He was a medic in Korea, although he spent most of his tenure stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. He was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal in 1960, the Air Force Longevity Service Award, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Vietnam Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.


When not busy telling stories of his war days, he was the best Christmas decorator, tree topper placer, fixer of all things, Nebo Lady Bears basketball coacher, dad to his granddaughter when he didn’t have to be. Fred checked the newspaper every morning for two things; his own obituary and the stocks. If he did not find his obituary then he would look to see if he made any money that day…they went hand in hand he said. He was an active board member of the McDowell County Senior Center and proudly helped to coordinate the senior games before he retired to Rosehill.  Fred enjoyed coin collecting, and he was a faithful member of the American Mint. He was a proud husband, dad, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and gentle mentor.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Louise Gibbs DeViney.


He is survived by one son, Jeff DeViney; a stepson, David Cannon; one brother, Coleman Ray DeViney; a granddaughter, Erin White (Will); great grandson, Grant White; granddaughters, Jordan Cannon, Morgan Lytle, Sarah Grace DeViney, MaryBeth Stilwell and grandsons Brian DeViney and Chris DeViney.


A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at McDowell Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Air Force.


Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. DeViney’s memory are asked to consider, McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion, North Carolina 28752.






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Susan Messer
Bereavement Volunteer

Susan Messer Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you so much. They meant so much to me.
With love,
Erin White (granddaughter)

Erin White Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Your comments capture him perfectly. He was so proud of his role and I am thankful for you and the many others at the Senior Center.

With love,
Erin White

Erin White Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Your center gave papa life after my nana died. It is such a special place for our seniors and veterans. I am forever grateful.

With love,
Erin White

Erin White Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred DeViney, Jr.

Marcie Johnson Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred DeViney, Jr.

Jessica Lowery Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Fred was a such a great person. Working at the Senior Center we see so many seniors. Fred stood out with his humor and joke playing. He was a very proud veteran. He has shared many stories while in the Air Force. He never came to the center in a bad mood. I enjoyed getting to know him and seeing him have fun during the Senior Games. He used to joke with my husband at the horseshoe pit. My son used to collect his horse shoes after each of his turns. He will be missed. Heaven gained an amazing angel. Sending love and prayers to all his family.

Jennifer Taylor-Ivy Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM