TROY, Mo. — Terry Lee Devins, 52, of Troy, Mo., passed away as a result of a hunting accident on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Moscow Mills, Mo. He was born on Aug. 11, 1960, in Clinton, Ind., a son of Larry D. and Carol S. Devins. He was united in marriage to JeanAnn Hauck on Nov. 3, 1984, in Princeton. To this union three sons and one daughter were born.
Terry graduated from Princeton High School in 1978 and continued his education at Eastern Illinois University, earning an associate’s degree in business. He and JeanAnn, moved to St. Charles in 1986 and later moved to Troy in 2001. Terry and his wife owned and operated Devins Cable Inc. from 1984 until 1997, then starting DevCom Utilities Contractor Inc. He was well-respected in his profession and known by his colleagues to be very honest, dependable and knowledgeable in his craft.
By far, his greatest joy was spending time with his family. His children were the world to him and from the time they were born, his life revolved around spending any and all free time with them, especially outdoor activities. Boating, fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, snow-ski trips and beach vacations were among his favorite things to do with his family and friends. He was a loving generous, compassionate and fun husband, father and friend. He often said that you would be a happy man if you followed the advice from the John Anderson song, Black Sheep. “Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.”
He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Northern American Hunting Club, NRA, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and International Association of Directional.
He is survived by his loving wife, JeanAnn Devins of Troy, Mo.; his children, Shea Devins, Elise Devins and Cullen Devins of Troy, Mo.; his mother, Carol Devins of Princeton; two sisters: Greta Frazier (and husband, Tim) and Tammy Kastor (and husband, Rodney) of Princeton; his mother-in-law, Annette Hauck of Wentzville, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom referred to him as “Uncle Wee-Haw” because he was so much fun.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Devins; one son, Sean McElwain "Mackie" Devins; one brother, Cory Devins; and his father-in-law, Richard Hauck.
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home, Troy Chapel. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home, Troy Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapel, 351 Monroe St., P.O. Box 222, Troy, MO 63379. Online condolences may be made at www.kempermarshmillardfamilychapels.com.