Rolly Dean Devore

Rolly Dean Devore, 85, of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Rolly was born April 3, 1936, in New Matamoras, Ohio to Brady John and Ora Mae {Patterson} Devore.

He married Theressa Ann Evans on April 30, 1955.

Rolly worked many years for Chattanooga Glass Company, retiring in 1986. His passion was writing songs. Rolly wrote over 900 songs, starting in the early ’60s. He enjoyed camping in Marietta, Ohio with his family. Rolly loved meeting new people. He would tell them about his songs, and always had jokes.

Rolly will be deeply missed by his loving wife; children Sheila (Kim) Horlacher, Anthony (Virginia) Devore, Robert Devore, and Michael (Becky) Devore; grandchildren Matthew, G.R., Anthony II, Robbie, Chad, Abby, and Chris; great-grandchildren Lathan, Zoe, Kailin, and Braxton. Rolly had 14 brothers and sisters; surviving are Susan (Bill) Lamp, Phyllis McCoy, and Bonnie (Clete) Miles; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Rolly was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Clifford, Grace, Lillian, Blanche, AdaMae, Brady, Boyd, Lester, Richard, Norma Jean, and Anna Ruth; and grandson Michael

Friends may call Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home- Mount Vernon Chapel, Mount Vernon. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. also at Roberts. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County 17700 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. The Devore family wishes to sincerely thank Knox Community Hospital, especially the Palliative Unit.

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