Paul DeVault

December 5, 1981 ~ July 17, 2015

Born in: Knoxville, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

James Paul DeVault, 33, of Johnson City, went to his Heavenly home on Friday, July 17, 2015, unexpectedly, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Paul was a native of Johnson City. As a young man, Paul was an excellent student, having attended Johnson City schools. He had worked at Carrabba?s, and most recently, Bonefish Grill, as an In Store Training Coordinator. Paul was a friend to everyone he met and was a wonderful father to his young son, Connor. Everyone that knew him considered him to be a very special person. His kindness to others echoed in his friendships, as he had many that stood by him, even at the end. Paul is survived by: his parents, James and Glenda Hall; biological mother, Linda DeVault Carrera; son, James Connor DeVault; brothers, Matthew Carrera and Dakoda Carrera; sister, Amanda Carrera; aunts, Teresa Davis (Steven), Joy Thacker, and Kathy Lee; uncle, Justin DeVault; grandparents, Justin DeVault, Jr. (Marcella); special cousins, Kristen and Michael Bales; several other cousins, nieces, and nephews; and too many special friends to list. The family of James Paul DeVault will receive friends from 1 pm until 3 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in the Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel. Visitors are also welcome at the home of Linda Carrera, 201 Hamilton Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 3 pm Wednesday in the chapel under the direction of Ms. Charleen Elliott. The committal service is scheduled for 11 am Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 am Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Fly high my friend. You will be missed. Save a seat for me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I jus wanted to send a prayer I went to school wit Paul he was a great guy and friend jus know he smiling down cause he’s in a better place

  3. Anonymous says:

    I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers for the family and many friends of Paul. Paul always made your day brighter when he was in the room. He was quick with a handshake and quicker with a smile. I like so many others will greatly miss him. May God bless you all and keep you close.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I will miss Paul and think of him every time I go to BFG. Paul grew up with my son Bruce Piercy and spent the night at our home. God is in control! Praying!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Too all the family, you are I our prayers and thoughts.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You are truely missed Paul. My heart and prayers go out to your family and friends.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Our condolences to the family. May you find strength in the God of all comfort who can provide the strength needed to cope during this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3).

  9. Anonymous says:

    Paul was a friend to my oldest son Nate, since Jr High. There was never a dull moment when Paul would come over to visit! He was just the kind of person who lit the world up with his smile and his charm. May God embrace the entire family with His gentle love as you search for understanding. I pray your fond memories of this terrific young man bring you peace in the days to come. God bless, Casey Irish

  10. Anonymous says:

    Paul will be sorely missed. He was a huge reason why we are all a family at work. My deepest condolences go out to his family and most particular to Connor.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Paul, you have been an integral part of my life…from feeding Michael grapes when I was pregnant with him 30 years ago …to calling you on your 11th birthday and letting you know you had a new niece ( Kristen ) so now you have birthday twins…to having the same circle of friends because we both work in the service industry. Texting each other from across the room while at family functions… you’ll always be my favorite sib. <3

  12. Anonymous says:

    To all the members of Paul’s family, we are sorry for your loss. Paul was a complete Gentleman whom seem to always wear a smile. We’ll miss you, friend.

  13. Anonymous says:

    We had the privilege to know Paul from The Bonefish Restaurant. We always requested him after our first time there when we moved from PA to TN in 2011. He was so kind and always had a smile for us. We were there Sat. nigh the 7/11 and we could not get him as our waiter, but he saw us and stopped by to say HELLO. God bless and give comfort to his family and friends as they go through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Paul with a great smile!

  14. Anonymous says:

    You touched many hearts…..I pray and ask comfort to Every FRIEND and FAMILY MEMBER….

  15. Anonymous says:

    Paul was one of the best people I’ve ever known. He was a great friend and always made knew how to make me smile. My deepest sympathies to all his friends and family. May your memories keep you strong during this difficult time.

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