Robert Bob Ralph De Vaney
- June 24, 1920 - November 14, 2007
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Robert "Bob" Ralph De Vaney, age 87, of Nokomis, FL died on November 14, 2007. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM on Monday, November 19, 2007 at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A graveside service will be at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at Sarasota Memorial Park.
Surviving family members include his wife of sixty-seven years, Louise, his son Robin and wife Debbie of Nokomis, grandsons Rob De Vaney of Bradenton, Adam De Vaney and wife Raina of North Port, great grandsons Justin, Ethan , and Grayson; and brother Gene "Buddy" De Vaney. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert Lee De Vaney and wife Lora Belle Johnson De Vaney and grandparents F.C. "Cam" DeVaney and wife Rhonda Elizabeth "Betty" De Vaney.
Bob was born in Russellville, Alabama on June 24, 1920 and moved to the Miami area in 1936. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Trinidad during WWII. After WWII he was the proprietor of a grocery store in Miami until 1948. He relocated to Osprey in 1948. Bob owned the Osprey Texaco Station, then Pure Oil Station, and Bob's Used Auto Parts from 1948 to 1971. Bob was instrumental in forming the South Trail Volunteer Fire Department and served as Lieutenant for many years. Bob purchased the first ambulance for the South Trail Fire Department. Bob sponsored many of the events at the Osprey Elementary School. He was an avid hunter in the Florida Everglades for many years.