Patrick Lynn Deviney was born in Nixon, Texas, March 17, 1937 to Alton Homer Deviney and Alice Lynn Mauldin Deviney. He passed from his earthly life to his heavenly home on June 1, 2018.
Pat attended public school in Eddy, Texas, where his father was the school superintendent, and graduated in 1955. He then attended Baylor University and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Elementary Education. He received his Master's in Elementary Education from Trinity University and his all level administration certificates from Texas Tech University.
While at Baylor University, Pat met his future wife Linda Cook on a blind date. Things worked out well and with three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way, they celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 1, 2018. Pat is survived by his wife Linda, his three children: Patrick Lynn Deviney, Jr., Carol Beth and her husband Jim Wurster, and Daniel Deviney and his wife Audra. "Daddy Pat" loved his grandkids: Devin Sebek and her husband Dylan, Natalie Deviney, Daniel Wurster and wife Ali, Delanie Wurster, Madelyn Deviney, Melody Deviney, and Jake Deviney.
Pat is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Betty Merle Deviney, Nancy Deviney and Dr. Carol Cook-Koenig, as well as one brother-in-law Dr. W.W. Cook III and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters Beth Newman Henderson and Betty Dubois Jackson as well as two brothers, Col. Alton Homer Deviney, Jr. and Willis Mauldin Deviney.
Pat was a career educator, first as an elementary teacher at Northeast ISD in San Antonio, then as an elementary principal of Walzem Elementary school. From there he went to Lorenzo ISD where he served as a P.E. teacher, High School Principal and the Superintendent for 7 years. Next he served as Goliad ISD Superintendent for 10 years and finished his public school career as school Superintendent for Bastrop ISD. Some of the major projects during his public school career included learning resource centers, libraries, athletic facilities and hands on experiences with technology access for every student. The next seven years he served as Associate Executive Director of the Texas Association of School Administrators where he spent his time helping to influence the next generation of Texas public school superintendents.
Pat was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bastrop and former member of First Baptist Church of Goliad, serving as a deacon and on committees in leadership roles. Pat also loved spending time with his longtime friends, hunting, vacationing with his family, traveling, playing card games and dominos, and of course his dog Sugar.
Pat is loved and missed but we are rejoicing with him now that he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will begin at 10:30am on Monday, June 4, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Bastrop.
Graveside services will begin at 2:30pm on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Humphrey Cemetery in Martindale, Texas.