James Edward DeVaun

September 21, 1937 - April 25, 2022
James Edward DeVaun

James “Jim” Edward DeVaun, 84, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Zelma and Clina DeVaun on September 21, 1937, in Granville County, NC. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Patricia (Sams) DeVaun.

Survivors include: his daughters, Sherri Bradley (Rich) and Suzanne Shearer (David); son, Jeff DeVaun (Kady); three grandchildren: Brendon and Joshua Shearer and Emily DeVaun.

From the age of 9 to 82 years, Jim worked tirelessly to support his family. He took pride in his craftsmanship. His love and devotion to his family knew no limits. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A funeral will be held Sunday, May 1, 2022, 1:30 PM, at the Wilmington Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC. A visitation will be held at 12:30 PM, just prior to the funeral service. Burial at Oakdale Cemetery to follow immediately after the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • April 28, 2022
    Vivian Small Schneider says:
    Suzanne, We are so sorry for your loss. Please known you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, The 1985 class of New Hanover High School

  • April 28, 2022
    Richard and Roberta Berger says:
    Sherry, Rich and the entire family - you will be in our prayers as you walk through the valley. Our deepest condolences. Hugs

  • April 28, 2022
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    Lit since April 28, 2022 at 4:50:42 PM

  • April 30, 2022
    Patti Nichols says:
    Sherri, Suzanne and family. I am so sorry for your loss, but remember his love remains forever in your heart.

  • May 02, 2022
    Ann Kirby says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you girls, Suzanne and Sherry and your families in the loss your father. He is now in a better place and with Patsy. Love to you all.