Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 19, 2017
FLOYD EMORY DEVERS (Age 90)
Passed away on March 8, 2017 in Easton, Maryland after a period of declining health.
A native Washingtonian, Floyd was the loving and devoted only son of Theodore
Emory and Nellie Owens Devers.
Floyd attended Coolidge High School (1944) before enlisting in the Navy during the
Second World War.
After his service, Floyd earned his apprenticeship as a mason working with his father
before establishing his own successful business owning a full service gas station in
A man of many talents, Floyd built homes for his family and could repair anything with
his skilled hands and can-do attitude. Floyd retired to the Eastern Shore after living in
Rockville, Maryland for many years with his beloved wife, Betty where he enjoyed
living on the waterfront, woodworking and golf. A life well lived, Floyd was a dear,
gentle soul to all that knew him.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Ann Geanopoulos
Devers; children, Lorraine Martin, Theodore Devers (Nancy) and Tammy Devers
Nees (James); grandchildren, Kelli Martin Blades (Brent), Christopher Martin
(Meghan), Kailyn and Connor Devers, Chelsey and Colby Nees; and four
A memorial service will be held to honor Floyd's memory on Saturday, March 25,
2017, 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD
20817. Luncheon reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite #420, Rockville, MD
Religious Service Information
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
7730 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817