Randy Lee DeVinney
While surrounded by loved ones, Randy Lee DeVinney, 58, of Barbours, Pa., was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, from the Gatehouse in Williamsport.
Born Oct. 13, 1959, in Bellefonte, Pa., Randy was a son of Barbara (Keller) Mills, of Centre Hall, Pa., and the late Charles DeVinney. He was a 1977 graduate of State College High School and received an associate’s degree in forestry from the former WACC in Williamsport. Randy enjoyed his career as a self-employed lumber broker. He was married to the former Sherry Hunter on Aug. 3, 2002 at their home.
Randy will be lovingly remembered as a thoughtful and reserved person who sometimes kept to himself; he drew strength by spending time in the woods that he knew so well. Randy also was a devoted family man who cherished his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included woodworking, hunting, NASCAR’S Dale Earnhardt Sr., the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Rams. He was proud of his home, kept his yard immaculate and enjoyed listening to music, especially The Doors and George Thorogood.
In addition to his mother, Barbara (Bill) Mills, surviving is Sherry, his wife of 16 years; children, Niles DeVinney, of Pittsburgh, and Sara DeVinney, of Jersey Shore (fiance Seth Toboz); stepchildren, Kevin Hughes, of Pittsburgh, Ryan Hughes, of Barbours, and Christina (Dustin) Bedford, of Canton; grandchildren, Donovan, Tyson, Drake, Bryce and Cayleigh; siblings, Chuck (Carol) DeVinney, of Kentucky, Deb (Bob) Reese, of Centre Hall, and Jodi (Scott) Williams, of Pleasant Gap; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Also surviving are his best friends, Ricky Thomas, of Barbours, and Donnie Smith, of Proctor; and his beloved dog Rosie.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by grandparents, Charles and Ida Keller and John and Lillian DeVinney.
Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Loyalsock Baptist Church, 107 Dunwoody Road in Barbours. Deacon Sam Ranck will officiate a service to celebrate Randy’s life at 2 p.m. A dinner will follow at Plunketts Creek Fire Hall. Interment will be private.
Consider a memorial to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton, PA, is assisting with arrangements.