August 11, 2022

Thomas L. (Slick) DeVorce

Thomas L. (Slick) DeVorce, 68, of Liberal, passed away on October 16, 2016 at the Kansas Veteran’s Home in Winfield, KS.  

He was born on November 14, 1947 to Napolean and Dell (Guyton) DeVorce at Cooper, TX.

He attended Liberal High School. In 1967 he was drafted into the Army to serve in the Vietnam War. After coming back home he went to work at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, from which he later retired. He then went on to work for Mitchell’s Garden Center, then Liberal Wal-Mart and later to Love’s Lawn Service.

He was a member of Community Baptist Laymen. He was baptized on July 9, 2000 by Rev. M.L. Tatum.

He is survived by Two Sons, Jabari DeVorce of Liberal, KS and Keitha West of Liberal, KS; Two Daughters, Tonya King of Liberal and Anitra West of Liberal, KS; Five Sisters, Elizabeth Ann Taylor of Galesburg, IL, Brenda DeVorce of Liberal, KS, Ernestine Dale DeVorce – Jones and husband Jimmy of Houston, TX, Sherri Lynn Washington and husband Terry of Wichita, KS, and Marilyn DeVorce and Ivanhoe of Liberal, KS; One Brother, Lee Dale Massangale and wife Vera of Champaign, IL; 10 Grandchildren, Kylee Hessman, JaKara DeVorce, Jalysse Longacre, Janaya DeVorce, Dontay Kingsby, Jai Chapman, Jada Micken, Jade Cathey, Hallie West and Jaylani West; Two Great Grandchildren, Janiah Cathey and Journey Cathey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and One Brother, Gary DeVorce.

The family has requested no public viewing.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Bibleway Church of God In Christ, with Superintendent Lawrence Johnson, Elder Charles DeVorce, Elder Steven Bailem, Elder Everette Ponder, and Elder Jamison Lewis officiating.

Burial will follow at the Liberal City Cemetery with Military Honors.