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Fokke (Dutch) Devries

Fokke (Dutch) Devries, age 65 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away February 5, 2018 in Mena.

He was born in Leeuwarden, Holland on January 5, 1953 to Franz and Antje Devries. Dutch was married to Tonia Fussell Devries for 6 happy years. He worked as a Chief Information Officer for Healthy Connections as a computer technologist. In his younger days, Dutch played professional soccer in Holland. He was tech savvy and always had to have the latest and greatest phone. He always had a smiling face and was one of the kindest and friendliest souls you would ever meet. Dutch loved his family and grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. Everyone will miss his smile.

He is survived by wife, Tonia Devries of the home; sons, Austin Devries of Mena, Arkansas, Ian Devries of Mena, Arkansas; stepsons, Taylor Wiseman of Mena, Arkansas, Jacob Bobo of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Amber Devries of Mena, Arkansas; stepdaughter, Nicole Bobo of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Jaycie, Valarie, Silas, and Landon; and brother, Ger Devries.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Memorial service will be Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Doreen Tapley as officiant. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

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