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Waymon H. Deverell

June 2, 1936 — January 23, 2017

Waymon Harlan Deverell, 80, a resident of Ocoee, TN passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 23, 2017.   He was a Christian and loved his Lord.  He loved hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains.  He loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan Henry and Irene Finnell Deverell.

He is survived by his son, Howard Harlan Deverell and wife, Viva Pryor Deverell and their children, Liza and Darvee Deverell of Ocoee, TN; daughter, Amy Cavett and husband Dennis Cavett and their children, Eric (Jennifer) Cavett and Megan Cavett and his great-grandchildren, Jaycee and Jackson Cavett all of Cleveland, TN; sister, Nancy (Jimmy) Baker; nieces Pam Baker and Wendy (Darryll) Canida.  Also surviving is Betty Curbow, a longtime companion; Opal Deverell, mother of their son Howard. The family expresses special thanks to Keith Stephens, a great friend and caregiver.   

He was a 1954 graduate of Bradley County High School and a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a Master Mason with the Reliance Lodge 636. Waymon retired as a Sergeant from The Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1990 with 30 years of service.  His reputation for fairness and honesty was one of his greatest qualities.  

A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton, TN with the Reverend Tazz Reid officiating.  The service will include THP Honor Guard and Military Honors by Polk County Am Vet bagpipes.   

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017 at the funeral home prior to the service.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Larry Wallace, C.L. “Tick” Shelton, Ronnie Lewis, Jim Richardson, Charles Milling, Scott Buckner and Charles Harbison.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 435 Inman St. W, Cleveland, TN 37311.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Deverell family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

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Visitation

Friday, January 27, 2017

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 27, 2017

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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