Larry McDevitt
Larry McDevitt

Obituary of Larry McDevitt

Larry Lee McDevitt was born in Tacoma, Washington. He was 79 when he passed away on December 24, 2017.

Larry is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (married 60 years); four children, Larry Jr, Lori Sandiford (David), Leeann Kushnew (Chuck), and Wendy Weller Pease; fourteen grandchildren, David Jr., Brandy, Andy, Jen, Jenny, Aaron, Cory, Sean, Alicia, Sara, Jenny, Milia, Adam, and May; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Isabella, Nina, Kenzie, Zoey, McKaden, Ethan, and Audie; a great-great-granddaughter, Emily; Larry’s brother, Jerry (Marylin); and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A blended family!

After graduation from Franklin Pierce High School, Larry joined the Air Force. Upon his discharge he worked as a glazer, upholsterer/trimmer. His upholstery work expanded to hot rods and classic cars, even winning plaques.

His interests varied over the years—his early years found him playing canasta, basketball, and baseball, going fishing, hunting, and camping; then in his later years NHRA, NASCAR, football, golf, and genealogy. He was an avid reader of westerns.

Larry volunteered at The Salvation Army and the Puyallup Fair Fine Arts Department. He entered car shows, preferring shows that asked for donation of food. He enjoyed fixing things, even “honey do” lists, always finally admitting when it couldn’t be fixed and then suggesting they buy a new “whatever”.

Larry had many health issues over the years but that didn’t stop him from playing slow pitch with his right arm in a cast. He believed God had a plan for his life.

Join us for a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Tacoma Christian Reformed Community Church, 2419 East 72nd St, Tacoma, Washington.

We want to thank VA American Lake, VA Seattle, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Tacoma General for their wonderful care and support, especially to Dr. Voss, Chiropractor, for his alertness to something not being right.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Salvation at