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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Thaddeus "Buddy" Devlin, Jr.

  • Thaddeus "Buddy" Devlin, Jr. died October 23, 2013
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  •   Thaddeus Alexander "Buddy" Devlin, Jr., age 78, of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Thaddeus Alexander Devlin, Sr. and Katherine Ida Dunkly Devlin Maddox.
         Mr. Devlin flew for the United States Air Force and was a retired veteran.  He later flew for Trans American Airlines and UPS.  Mr. Devlin was a Christian.  
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Richard Devlin.
         Mr. Devlin is survived by
    his wife, Shirley Jo Davis Devlin of Greers Ferry;
    his son, Michael W. Devlin of Jackson, Mississippi;
    his daughter, Kathryn Joyce Swanner of Wellington, Colorado;
    his sister, Peggy Wunder of Winter Springs, Florida;
    and his stepchildren, Lisa Stracener, Clay Davis, and Michael Davis and wife Michelle and their   
      daughter Katie, all of Greers Ferry,
      and Jamie Barber and wife Renee and their children Jake and Abby Barber;
    other grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.  
    Mr. Devlin is also survived by other relatives and many friends, including his flying buddies from all around the world.  
         A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the family home at 259 Skyline Dr. in Greers Ferry at 4:00 p.m.
         Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home.  www.olmstead.cc

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