June 23, 1936 – February 21, 2022
Landon Glavion Devall was born on June 23, 1936 in Springville, La and went home to be with the lord on February 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lois Mae Hardy Devall, sons Larry Wade Devall, Tony Landon Devall and wife Donna. 5 grandchildren Dustin Norwood Devall and wife Kelly, Brodie Landon Devall and wife Crissy, Aimee Rose Devall Parks and husband Damian, Sheena Danielle Parrish Powell and husband Clint, Alissa Moriah Parrish Allen and husband TJ. 8 Great grandchildren Bradyn Norwood Devall, Heidi Michelle Powell, Kennedy Grace Devall, Reese Caroline Powell, Rhett Jason Allen, Ellie Kate Devall, Evelyn Mae Allen, Charlie Jane Devall and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle Sharon Devall Parrish, brothers and sisters, Ruth Vivian McCon, Irene McCon, JB (Bubba) Devall, Lester Devall, Nolan Devall, Hattie Montgomery, Maggie Kirby, and Wilton Devall. His mother, Clara Efferson Devall. His father, Brodie Cornelius Devall.
He graduated from Springfield High School in 1955. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army Active Reserves from 1956-1962. He began his career in the Baton Rouge Police Department in 1957. During his time with them, he was one of the first two officers to help orchestrate the beginning of what is known as the B.R.P.D. K9 Unit. He served on the Quick Draw Team and received many awards. He attended LSU and received certification and was a detective in the Juvenile Division for many years. He retired after 32 years of service as a Major. He also bought and sold cars, trucks, and equipment for himself and with friends.
He had many things he loved in his lifetime but none more than his family.
He loved hunting, hunting, and hunting. It didn’t matter if it was hunting deer, turkey, trapping, fishing or making his nets. If it was wildlife related he loved it. He was one of the cofounders to help start the 444 Hunting Club in 1984. He loved to share and teach many of his family traditions such as gardening, making and smoking sausage, fish fries, making jambalaya and frying turkeys.
He loved the Lord and served as a Sunday School teacher in the early 1970’s. He served as a church Deacon from 1976-2022.
He wanted to share a few of his favorite Scriptures:
And finally II Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Pallbearers: Dustin Devall
Honorary Pallbearers: Bradyn Devall
Service conducted by Bro Clint A. Powell
At Fundamental Baptist Church
Visitation 10 AM- 12 PM
Service 12 PM