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“Dear Nancy and Family,I am so sorry that I did not make it to Alton's Funeral. Bill & I send our Love to all of you. I hope Mary E & I can...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sandra Deviney Coburn

“I was a newly minted 1st Lieutenant, recently assigned to Det.2, 37ARRS at Ellsworth, AFB, SD when I first met Col. Deviney. He was our Squadron...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Thomas "Tuck" Kemper

“Dear Nancy, Phyllis, Karen, and Families,We have been so blessed to be the closest of friends for well over fifty years. . . so long that, as far as...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry & Jo Preston

“I always enjoyed Al's sense of humor and looked forward to seeing him at the Helicopter Reunions; there was always an empty spot when he wasn't able...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jannet Smith

“Al was a great Guy. Our thoughts are with you Nancy. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Lou and Don Damoth

“Mr. Alton Deviney lived a life with true character. He loved the Lord and did it with a smile. It was a true honor to know him over the last 14 years...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Stewart

“What a wonderful testament to his life, to have been so loved. God bless you all and may peace be with you knowing your Granddad is in Heaven. Col....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Sheri A. Burdine

“Such a handsome man. He may not have been my biological granddad, but he sure did treat me, and love me, like one of his own. Thoughts and prayers...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ashley Scarborough

“Phyllis and family so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Floyd & Karen Berry ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Floyd & Karen Berry

“Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear about Alton. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Joyce ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Joyce Taylor

“Dearest Michaela, our thoughts are with you and your family. We hope that during this time of sadness, you are comforted by happy memories of your...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Daniela Ritchie

“Our deepest sympathy to your family and may God bestow his blessings upon your family in the days to come. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis & Misty Green & family

“I was a brand new Second Lt. when I met Al. He helped teach me how to fly and more importantly, he showed me what a good and honorable Air Force...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: pnance

“Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Alton. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I will be...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Don Mauldin

“" and he reach out and touched the face of God" What a blessing to have been associated with Alton. Peace to the family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Colonel and Mrs, Ken Mays


Col. Alton H. Deviney, USAF, Ret. October 18, 1933 - November 5, 2013 Alton H. Deviney of Eddy passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 8, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Rev. Jayme Palady and Dennis Camp officiating. Burial will follow at Eddy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, November 7, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, 6101 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas 76710. Alton was born October 18, 1933, in Marlin, Texas, to Alton Homer and Alice Lynn Mauldin Deviney. He attended school in Bruceville-Eddy and graduated from Baylor University ROTC in 1956 with a commission into the U. S. Air Force. Throughout his years of service, flying helicopters was his passion. He had numerous tours of duty, including Vietnam, Japan, Korea and several stateside assignments. He retired after 28 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, community activities, deer hunting and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Deviney of Eddy; two daughters, Phyllis Fisk and husband, John, Karen Wortham and husband, John; grandchildren, Lindsey Summers and husband, Trey, Mallory Patzke and husband, Chad, Michaela Hahn and husband, Mark, Emily and Kali Wortham, Bryna VanEis and Harper, Logan Bock and wife, Christi; and many great-grandchildren; and one brother, Pat Deviney and wife, Linda. The family wishes to thank The Wellington Place staff and Standards Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219 or Bruceville-Eddy United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 205 Eddy, Texas 76524. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com. Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey