Devin R. Cline, age 73, of Mount Vernon died Thursday December 31, 2020 at Brookdale of Mount Vernon after an extended illness.
Devin was born February 23, 1947 in Mount Vernon to the late Robert R and Edna Mae (Rudolph) Cline and had spent his lifetime in Mount Vernon. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1965 and attended the Ohio State University.
On December 6, 1969 Devin married his high school sweetheart Connie (Dial) Cline and they celebrated 51 years of marriage. Devin retired as executive sales engineer from Gorman Rupp Industries in Bellville. An avid car enthusiast he was an early member and past president of the Pace Maker Dragway in Mount Vernon, was a faithful member of the Good Guys Rod and Custom Car Club. He owned several classic cars in his lifetime, but his number one dream was his 1932 Ford three window coupe (Connie said she was a close second). In addition to hot rods and drag racing and motorcycles Devin loved Bass fishing. He belonged to Kokosing Valley Bass Club and fished many tournaments around Ohio. Devin had also been and member of a few garage bands in the 1970’s and 80’s.
Surviving are his wife Connie (Dial) Cline, his son and daughter-in-law Chris and Heidi Cline of Fredericktown, his grandson Ethan Cline and his sister Bonnie Cline of Gambier, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phillip David Dial and Toni Dial of Brinkhaven.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Thursday January 7, 2021 from noon until 2pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio where funeral services will follow at 2pm with Rev. Karen Oehl officiating.
Covid procedures will be observed with social distancing and face coverings required. Burial will follow the services at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of North Central Ohio (which includes Hospice of Knox County). Two ways to donate: At the funeral home (envelopes) or online at www.hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org/support-us/memorial-donation To share a memory or leave the family a condolence visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Devin R. Cline.