Thomas W. Devylder

October 13, 1950 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 69)

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Thomas W. Devylder Sr., age 69 of Defiance, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 13, 2020 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance.   
He was born on October 13, 1950 to Sever and Lydia (Love) Devylder in Madisonville, Kentucky. On October 31, 1997 he married Rexella (Harden) Devylder, who resides in Defiance. 

Tom proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for General Motors for 30 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a lifetime member of AmVets #1991 and VFW #3360. Tom enjoyed woodworking, and was a huge fan of  NASCAR and Dale Earnhart Jr. and Sr. He loved spending time with his family.
Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rexella, and his children, Thomas Devylder Jr., Brandi Devylder, Amanda (Bryan) Leger, and Michelle (Chad) Lawhorn. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his sister, Linda (Steve) Erwin, his brother, Donnie (Brenda) Devylder, and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Sutton.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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