Devon Lee Slycord, 29 of Adel, left this earth to be with his Lord Monday, February 24th, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8th at Caldwell Parrish - McCalley Chapel in Adel. Burial will take place after the service at the Booneville Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday March 7, 2020 at Caldwell Parrish - McCalley Chapel in Adel, where the family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service and a time of remembrance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Devon graduated from Van Meter High School in May of 2009. While in school he was involved in chorus, cadet teaching, and was on the Honor Roll. He was willing to try anything including Tae Kwon Do, soccer, football, baseball, wrestling, track, boxing, and MMA. After graduating high school, Devon began his career as a plumber for eight years working at Cook Plumbing.
Devon is remembered as having a large, kind heart of gold. He was beautiful inside and out and loved to dress sharp, smell good and have great hair. Devon had fun hanging out with his friends - bowling, playing cards, poker, and pool. Many friends described him as funny with a contagious smile and an adorable laugh. Devon was always singing and playing the guitar and was a member of the band “The Neighbors.” He had a very eclectic taste in music, movies, and sports. His passion was displayed through his tattoos - peace sign, music note, fishing, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Bruins and Hawkeyes (missing yet were the 49ers and Marvel). He also had about as many t-shirts and baseball caps as his sister has shoes. Devon appreciated the outdoors hunting and fishing – from catfishing at the Raccoon River to reeling in a sailfish in the Gulf of Mexico. During the end of his journey, he traveled to many states. As well, visited many other countries including Canada, Brazil, Germany, and several trips to Mexico. Through Devon, we opened our home to two foreign exchange students, Ben Buerger and Daniel Salviano who are now considered brothers.
Devon is survived by his parents Jason and Sheiry Slycord of Adel; big brother to Ryann Slycord; grandson to Larry and Cindy Stepp and Dick and Connie Thompson; great grandson to Ruby Eldridge, Janet Steelman, and Dixie Jennings; nephew to Jessica (Joe) McDonald, Stephanie (Ron) Wine, Heather (Doug) Poggenssee, Carrie, Courtney, Amanda, Landan, Wendy, and Nancy Thompson, and Robyn (Jeff) Lund; Devon has 23 first cousins and many extended family and friends. Devon is preceded in death by his great grandparents Corky Steelman and Don Jennings.
Memorial Contributions may be directed/made to Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation. Designate gift towards: Mental Health Services/addiction/crisis or the Zion Recovery Services, INC. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com