Pastor Ronald "Ron" Lee Devenport

Pastor Ronald "Ron" Lee Devenport, 73, of Walkerton, peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at his home.


Ron was born on November 19, 1947 in Cape Girardeau, MO, to William and Bonnie Rose (Tallent) Devenport.


On November 28, 1970 in Troy, OH, he married Rebecca  Lynn Wiltheiss, who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Rachel (Alex) Kouris of Marengo, IL, Rhonda (Brian) Gamlin of Geneva, IL, Ryan (Stacy) Devenport of Franklin, IN, and Randon (Carmen) Devenport of Crown Point, IN; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Sharon Monroe of Fairbury, IL, William Devenport of Makanda, IL, and Randy Devenport of Peidmont, MO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded by his parents; sister, Patricia Devenport; and grandson, Staten Devenport.


For 39 years, Ron was the Pastor at Mill Creek Baptist Church.  He also was a Lincoln Township Volunteer Firefighter and the Chaplain for the IN Volunteer Firefighters Association.  Ron was a member of the Mill Creek Lions Club.


Ron enjoyed fishing and woodworking, but mostly interacting and loving on people.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Mill Creek Baptist Church with David Peery officiating.  Cremation will follow the service, with burial at Oak Grove at a later date.


A time of visitation will be held from 3 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. 


Memorial donations may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church, 8762 E. 200 S., Mill Creek, IN 46365.


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