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Terri Botsford Whitticar writes: I graduated in may 1986. I am presently working with my husband in his law firm NOVA IP Law, in northern Virginia. My three children have all graduated from university and are out of the house. I’m blessed to have one gainfully employed in each: management, finance, and health care. We are empty nesters! My middle child is engaged and we are looking forward to a big wedding in 2019! I’m still married to Michael, and we will be celebrating our 32 nd wedding anniversary in June. My loves are family, church, raising orchids and traveling anywhere!
John Daniel DeViney, dearly loved husband of Mary Loose DeViney, died on a memorable Father’s Day, June 17, 2018 at his home in Keswick, Virginia.
John had an abiding Faith in God. He took pride in his work and tried to help others along their life’s path.
He was born March 8, 1957 at Camp Lejeune, NC to 1stSGT John Thomas DeViney, USMC (Ret.) and Frances Mabeline DeViney. Growing up a “Marine Corps Brat,” he took on the characteristics and honor of a U.S. Marine so instilled by his Father. He grew up a caring, loving man from the influence of his Mother.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Thomas DeViney. He was also preceded in death by his wife’s parents Hermann FW Loose and Frances G. Loose, whom he loved dearly, and they loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mary Loose DeViney whom he loved and adored with all his heart, his beloved son, Hunter A. W. Loose, his son, William DeViney, and his wife, Michele, grandson, Nicolas and granddaughter, Savannah of Front Royal, VA; his daughter, Sara DeViney of Navarre, FL, his sister, Debra Bishop and her husband, William from Woodbridge, VA, his sister, Susan Pellien and her husband, James from Lake Orion, MI, and a sister and brother in law, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wagner.
John was the General Manager of Par Vehicle in Springfield and then was the Account Representative for Bogle Tire Company in Lorton, before working at his dream job at Dickinson Equipment in Fredericksburg, where he met a family that loved him like their own. He loved to sell tractors, he loved his customers, but most of all he loved being a part of the Dickinson Family. He considered Robert and Clay his brothers, and Drew and Robby his sons.
He graduated from Woodbridge High School where he played on the football team. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to play football and broke his ankle in a college practice rendering him unable to play. He then attended George Mason University, Germanna Community College, Cummins Diesel Training School and Detroit Diesel Training School. He holds many certificates in business, sales, engine repair, electrical systems, rubber tire construction, and from Kubota University.
John served as a Staff Officer for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a Boy Scouts of America Life Scout and served as President of the Virginia Jaycees. He was a member of the Men’s Industrial Bowling League and a YABA Youth Bowling Instructor. He was a member of the Virginia Service Station Dealers Association as well as a member of Kubota Advisory for the Southeastern Region. John served as the Vice President of the Beville Middle School PTSO and an Advisory Board Member of the Prince William County School Board. He was also a member of the Stafford Advisory Board to the School Board for Business Leaders.
John was the Chairman of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank Golf Tournament for 15 years. He was a Virginia Junior Chamber of Commerce State President, Life Member #93-016, a Junior Chamber International Senator #52113, a National Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.
He was also a member of the Woodberry Forest Golf Club and so enjoyed playing golf with Bob, Leo, Carl and Tony.
John loved to cook, especially for his wife, who does not cook.
He was a faithful member of Grace Church – Cismont. His favorite prayer in the world was the Lord’s Prayer and he cherished it above all others.
Pallbearers: Hunter A.W. Loose, William DeViney, Nicolas DeViney, R. Marc Johnson, Robert Dickinson and Clay Dickinson.
Honorary Pallbearers: His co-workers at Dickinson Equipment, Kubota of Culpeper, and The Tractor Center.
A Service of Burial of the Dead will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Grace Episcopal Church – Cismont, 5607 Gordonsville Rd, Keswick, VA 22947 with interment immediately following at Monticello Memory Gardens, 670 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Hill and Wood Funeral Home.
In addition to flowers, John requests that donations be made to Grace Episcopal Church – Cismont, Stony Point Chapel, POB 43, Keswick, VA 22947, which was consecrated the day his father was born.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com or Mary Loose DeViney, POB 262, Keswick, VA 22947. MLoose@aol.com