John W. Deavers, 86

April 11, 2011
  • John W. Deavers
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MAY 9, 1924-APRIL 10, 2011

John Wesley Deavers, 86, of North Main Street, Boonsboro, Md., died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md.

Born May 9, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Maude (Rockwell) Deavers and Walter A. Deavers.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1942 and worked after graduation for Western Maryland Railroad. He began his career in banking with the Grant County Bank in Petersburg, W.Va., and in 1953 joined The Boonsboro Bank. He retired from Hagerstown Trust Co. in 1985 and worked as a local real estate agent.

He was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

J. Wesley was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Lenora (Harman) Deavers, on Feb. 11, 2007.

He is survived by his daughter, Connie D. Giles and husband, Roger, of Williamsport, Md.; and grandchildren, Barrett W. Giles and his wife, Erica, Benjamin R. Giles and Calla B. Giles, all of Charlotte, N.C. He also is survived by a twin brother, James Franklin Deavers and his wife, Helen, of Hagerstown; a sister, Pauline D. Jennings of Allentown, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, William Deavers; and one sister, Virginia Deavers.

A funeral service will be held at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Kline Cemetery, Kline, W.Va., on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Longbon officiating.

Friends may visit beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713; or to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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