Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Thomas H. DeVore, age 90

Thomas H. DeVore, 90, a good man gone to Heaven on June 20, 2020.  He was born to Thomas B. DeVore and Annie Francis Hensley-DeVore on August 1, 1929 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

He worked for over 62 years for the city bus company and he loved his trollies, street cars and buses.

He will be missed by his loving wife Dana DeVore; his children Kathy Hinson, Bobby Green, Sr., Vicki Chapin, and Andrew Mayes; his grandchildren Sabrina Hinson, Jeremy Galyean, Jordyn Chapin, Madison Chapin, Amanda Green, and Bobby Green, Jr.

The family would like to thank the Baptist Home Health for their wonderful care of Tommy.

Memorials can be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400



  • Ron Yarborough Posted June 24, 2020 9:06 AM

    I’m so sorry to learn of your loss Dana. Tommy was a good man and I enjoyed working with him many years ago. He loved his occupation and he was a
    very devoted employee. We shared many good times at Central Arkansas Transit.

  • Keith Jones Posted June 24, 2020 10:41 AM

    Tommy was a living legend and a living encyclopedia of all things related to streetcars, buses and intercity service in Arkansas and beyond. His career in public transit was also legendary. 62 years (and with all his volunteer and part-time work, probably longer than that!). He was wise and kind to everyone he met and will be remembered and missed.

  • Tom & Virginia Johnson Posted June 24, 2020 11:06 AM

    A wealth of knowledge just lost. He will be missed by many of us transit folks

  • Raymond Jones Posted June 24, 2020 11:24 AM

    I would like to send my prays out to the DeVore family.

  • David Fowler Posted June 24, 2020 12:29 PM

    Dana, sorry for your loss.Tommy was a good friend. He was a well spring of transit information. Enjoyed the stories of his experiences in the transit world. I will miss him.

  • Loyd Barnum Posted June 25, 2020 10:43 AM

    Prayers for Mr Tommy’s family we will miss him great person

  • Wanda Crawford Posted June 25, 2020 12:03 PM

    Tommy was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed. We shared a great love for bologna sandwiches. Praying for you and your family Dana.

  • Phillip A Watson II Posted June 25, 2020 1:57 PM

    Sorry for our loss, Mrs. Dana , Mr. Tommy was a very good man and very knowledgeable about the transportation company. He help me keep my job many times will be missed, my prayers are with you and your family.

  • marilyn knight Posted June 25, 2020 4:32 PM

    Sorry for your loss Dana,Tommy was a good man enjoyed working with him will miss him.prayers for your family

  • Toni L Dickerson Posted June 25, 2020 9:55 PM

    Condolences to The Devore Family..I’m deeply touched and saddened by the news of Mr. Tommy’s passing! This man was so amazingly wise. He loved everyone regardless to race. He made coming to work easy because of at his age how devoted he was and we knew seeing him would make our day! This man could literally run the company by himself with the exception of an HR person. I’ve often asked about him trying to make my way to visit him but no one knew anything about what was going on or where he was at..He was an angel on earth and has now received his TRANSFER to heaven above! Mr .Tommy you were by far the kjndest..caring..wise..devoted man I’ve known! You will be greatly missed by many! Rest on until we meet again!

  • Rita Sanders Posted June 26, 2020 9:43 PM

    My prayers are with the family. Mr. Tommy was a great man he will truly be missed.

  • Charlotte Harned Powell Posted June 28, 2020 10:32 AM

    My sympathy to family in your loss of Mr. DeVore. Although I never knew him, I was privileged to speak with him on phone shortly before his last retirement. He and my grandfather, Leon Gary, both worked for C.A.T back in the 1950’s-1971, when my grandfather passed away. I ask that thd Lord provide you with comfort and strength in the days ahead.

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