Howard D. Devitt, 85


Howard Dale Devitt, 85, of Xenia, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, in Miami Valley Hospital.

He was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Carrollton.

Howard graduated from Carrollton High School in 1949. After his retirement from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, he became an antique dealer and refinisher. He and Ruth enjoyed many warm winters in Florida.

Howard is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Thompson); two daughters, Kennette (Paul) Ross and Marsha L. (Robert) Horton; two sons, Michael D. (Cathy) Devitt and Kevin (Kimberly) Devitt; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Nora Devitt; brothers, Dwight and Floyd Devitt; sisters, Velma Bobby and Doris Devitt; and two grandsons, Isaiah Horton and Justin Bell.

A memorial service was held April 16 in Evangelical United Methodist Church in Xenia.