Joe Ferrell Devin 80, of Powell, Okla., passed away on Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in Powell. He was born on Oct. 21, 1939, in Madill, to the late Luther Henry Devin and Pauline Evorie Herndon Devin. Joe was raised in Panhandle, Texas, where he graduated from Panhandle High School in 1958. He joined the United States Army and served from 1959 to 1961. Joe lived in Baltimore before moving to Powell in 1973 where he lived the rest of his life. He married Mary Elaine Acree on June 6, 1971 in Baltimore. Joe worked in the trucking industry as a driver, dispatcher and terminal manager. He retired in 2008 as partner/owner and operator of Asphalt Express. Joe was affiliated with the Church of Christ faith and he enjoyed playing Texas Hold’em, gardening and was proud of his tomatoes.
He is survived by: wife: Mary Elaine Devin, Powell, children: Paul Devin, Kingston, Thomas Ahl and Daniela Ahl, San Antonio, Texas, Stephanie Raper and husband Johnny, Ravia, Karen Khan and husband Mohammad, Lake Charles, La,. grandchildren: David, Kevin, Josh, Taryn, Kolbi, Harlee, Quin, Neely, Hinnah, Jasper, Acree, Amanda, Laura, Cassidy, Joe, Zane, Justice, Ashlynne, Austin, Preston, Daniel, Jessica, Liam Taylor, 23 great-grandchildren, brother: Luther Thomas Vickers, Ardmore, sister: Jane Klett and husband Hollis, Amarillo, Texas.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, two sons; Joe Jr and Mark Devin, one granddaughter; Taylor and one infant brother; J. R. Devin.
Memorials may be made to Southern Oklahoma Animal Resources, 1691 North 1st St, Madill, OK 73446.
Honorary Casket Bearers: Archie Trimble, Richard Herndon, James Ackley, Thomas Acree, Glen Brownlee, Blaine Eaton, Dick Gripp and Jim Eaton.
Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. B. J. Buckaloo will officiate the service. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.