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Chris Alan Devereaux

May 10, 1962 — August 3, 2023

St. Johns


      Chris Alan Devereaux, age 61, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

      Memorial Graveside Service will be held on October 1, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. at Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, MI, with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating.  A Memorial Luncheon will be held after the graveside service at 2:00 P.M. at the V.F.W. Post 4113, 2497 US 27, St. Johns, Michigan.  You are welcome to bring a dish to pass and a memory to share.

      Chris was born in St. Johns, Michigan on May 10, 1962, the son of Robert W. "Bert" and Stella (Miller) Devereaux. He graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1980.

     Chris founded 'Dirty Work' in 2009, and was still operating his business until his passing. He felt blessed to work along side his sons’ everyday and was proud to pass the business on to them. His customers meant a lot to him and many became family. He previously worked at AIS in Lansing and Smalley's Auto body in St. Johns. Chris was a hard worker and never sat still.

     Chris was a giver; he was always there to support family and friends, whether it is sending a card in the mail, providing a meal or helping with a project. Chris had a unique sense of humor and he loved to pull pranks on people. He was an avid Michigan football and basketball fan and enjoyed friendly rivalry with MSU "AG" fans. Chris was an animal person and loved the company of his cat Spot and his grand dogs: Jax & Murph.

     Chris and Lori enjoyed their getaways together to Put-in-Bay during the summer and Petoskey in the fall. Chris and Lori looked forward to weekly card games with her parents. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and fishing.  Most of all, he loved spending time his family, especially his grandchildren.

     He is survived by fiancé and best friend Lori Barrett; sons: Brandon  Devereaux, Brent Devereaux and Jamie Glowacki, and Cody Devereaux; grandchildren: Kaeleigh, RaeLynne, Journey, and Christopher; and his siblings: Robert "Bob" and Beaty Devereaux, Jayne and Jim French,  and Todd and Lori Devereaux; sister-in-law Brenda Devereaux; and brother-in- law Gordon Harris.  He is also survived by his step-children: Heather Barrett and Stewart Iler; James and Kaity Barrett; Michael and Lisa Barrett; and Dillon and Hailee Barrett; and in-laws Jerry and Nadine Vining.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rhonda Simmon, siblings: Sharon (Jon) Bottum, Linda Harris, and Gary Devereaux, and grand-dog Sam.

    Memorials may be made to his family. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Graveside Service

Sunday, October 1, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Memorial Luncheon

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Johns VFW Post #4113

, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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