Carroll County Times
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John W. 'Jack' Devault, 82, of Mount Airy

John "Jack" William Devault, 82, of Mount Airy, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Kline Hospice House.

Born Dec. 22, 1929, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Harold Thomas Devault and the late Erma Pauline Bone Devault. He was the husband of 60 years to Juanita Marie Shirley Devault.

He was a Navy veteran and served in Korea aboard the USS Coral Sea from 1950-1954.

He was a 1950 graduate of Allegany High School. He received his bachelor's from Frostburg State College and his master's in education from George Washington University in 1963.

He started his career in education at Mount Airy Middle School in 1959. He later became the vice principal of Westminster Jr. High in 1965, vice principal in charge of administration at Mount Airy Senior High in 1966, principal of Mount Airy Elementary School in 1967 and was principal of Mount Airy Middle School from 1974 until his retirement in 1990. He coached Mount Airy Little League Baseball as well as Mount Airy Women's Softball.

He enjoyed bowling and playing golf.

He was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church where he taught Senior Sunday School and was Senior MYF Leader. He was a mentor for their confirmation classes, a greeter and an usher and was responsible for setting up communion for the 8 a.m. service.

He was also a member of the Mount Airy American Legion Gold Star Post 190, past president and treasurer of Mount Airy Kiwanis Club, a life member of Maryland State Teachers Association, member of the state and National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the past president of Carroll County Teachers Association.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Diane M. and husband Michael Hughes, of Monrovia; Cheryl A. and husband Stephen Smith, of Mount Airy; grandchildren Sara M. Smith and David M. Hughes.

He was predeceased by brother Harold James Devault.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. There will be a American Legion Memorial Service 7:30 Monday during the viewing.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at 12 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 10901 Mason Road N.E., Cumberland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Calvary UMC, 403 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771.

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