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Robert Francis Devereaux

June 18, 1950 — September 10, 2023

St. Johns


    Robert Francis Devereaux, age 73, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

     Robert was born in Lansing, Michigan on June 18, 1950, the son of Robert W. and Stella (Miller) Devereaux. Bob graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1968. He married Beatrice "Beaty" Pope on July 31, 1970, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI. 

    Bob owned and operated Robert Devereaux Builder from 1995 until 2015, when he was diagnosed with cancer. He continued to work with his brother and nephews until his passing. Bob enjoyed camping with his wife and family. He loved football and was an avid U of M fan. He enjoyed spending time outside, working in his yard, and raised cattle for many years. Bob always had a project going and could be found tinkering in his pole barn. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends in need. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bob's two grandchildren were the light of his life and there was nothing he loved more than spending time with them. 

      He is survived by his wife Beaty Devereaux, daughters: Rachel (Lloyd) Devereaux; Heather Devereaux; grandson Jacob (Paige) Devereaux, granddaughter Madison Vick; sister Jayne (Jim) French, brother Todd (Lorie) Devereaux; brothers-in-law: Gordon Harris, George Pope and Ed Parrish; sisters-in-law: Kathy (Terry) Dean, Lori Barrett and Brenda Devereaux. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and his dog Coco.  He was preceded in death by his parents Robert "Bert" and Stella Devereaux, step-mother Helen Devereaux, grandson, Matthew Vick; siblings: Sharon (Jon) Bottom, Linda Harris, Gary Devereaux and Chris Devereaux.

   Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at a later date.

    Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. 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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