403 Forbidden

Earl Deavor

Earl Deavor

Tuesday, May 29th, 1923 Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Earl Deavor, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Earl Deavor with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Obituary for Earl L. Deavor

Earl L. Deavor, age 95, of Chambersburg, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Providence Place Retirement Community. Born May 29, 1923 in Chambersburg, PA, he was a son of the late Harry R. and Pauline M. Newman Deavor.

Earl was a 1940 graduate of Hustontown High School in Hustontown, PA. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving his country from 1943-1946. Following his service, he married the love of his life, R. Jean Atherton Deavor, on July 26, 1947, and they were happily married for 62 years until her passing on March 5, 2010. Earl worked as a supervisor for Letterkenny Army Depot for 25 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Zion Reformed Church of Christ, the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, the Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46, the Amvets Post 224; all in Chambersburg, and the Elks Lodge 2859, in Fort Mill, SC, and NARFE.

Earl was a people person. He loved spending time with friends and family, reminiscing about his time in the military, and dining at the Capital Restaurant with his brother and his buddies. He enjoyed working with his hands, and as a mechanic at Letterkenny; restoring tanks and transmissions. He was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and enjoyed horseshoes, traveling, and sightseeing.

He is survived by his three daughters, Barbara J. Smith of Fort Mill, SC, Vickie L. Bouder and husband Charles of Waynesboro, PA, and Stacie A. Rowland and husband Barry, of Shippensburg, PA; four grandchildren, Kimberly Funk Orlando and husband Michael of Austin, TX, Kelly M. Bouder of Waynesboro, PA, Joshua W. Rowland and wife Kari of Chambersburg, PA, and Bryan J. Rowland of Shippensburg, PA; and four great-grandchildren, Chelsea M. Lockyear and husband Mitchell of Dallas, TX, Michael J. Orlando of Ft. Worth, TX, Reese E. Rowland and Luke W. Rowland, both of Chambersburg. In addition to his parents and his wife, Earl was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Raymond, and Ralph, his sister, Rosaline Alleman, his great-granddaughter, Addisyn Rowland; and his son in law Leon C. Smith.

There will be a memorial service at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the Chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd. Chambersburg, PA. Pastor Adam Leeper will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to noon in the funeral home. Inurnment will follow the service in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be rendered by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 259 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA.

To send flowers to the family of Earl L. Deavor, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    Rev. Adam Leeper
  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Earl. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Bob and Laura Aiken, Your Sisters and Brothers at the Fort Mill Elks Lo, and others have sent flowers to the family of Earl L. Deavor.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Bob and Laura Aiken, Your Sisters and Brothers at the Fort Mill Elks Lo, and others have sent flowers to the family of Earl L. Deavor.
Hand delivered by a local florist

Bob and Laura Aiken

Sent with love and remembrance,
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Bob and Laura Aiken purchased flowers for the family of Earl Deavor.
Comment | Posted at 07:28am via Floral Arrangements

Your Sisters and Brothers at the Fort Mill Elks Lo

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of "Earl Deavor".
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Your Sisters and Brothers at the Fort Mill Elks Lo purchased flowers for the family of Earl Deavor.
Comment | Posted at 07:20am via Floral Arrangements

Bonnie Smith

So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Barb. Sending prayers and hugs. Thinking of you Bonnie Bricker Smith
Comment | Posted at 08:21pm via Condolence

Jim and Pat Broome

We had the pleasure of meeting and enjoying Earl's visits to Fort Mill.
He is a wonderful man and veteran.
Our prayers and thoughts are with his family,
Jim and Pat Broome
Comment | Posted at 10:58am via Condolence

Dan/Judi Hager

We are thinking of you Barb with our sympathy and friendship. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.
Comment | Posted at 08:13pm via Condolence

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)