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Chris Deviney, 59 year old Woodward resident, died Monday, September 8, 2014 in Oklahoma City. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday September 12, 2014 with Pastor Mike Deviney officiating in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Kenneth Chris Deviney was born on November 15, 1954 in Oildale, California to Charles Louis and Mary Frances (Dodd) Deviney. Chris was united in marriage to Sandy Kay Smith on October 23, 1971 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.  To this union two children were born, Christopher and Katie. Chris worked with his father and brothers at Pulpwood, hauling lumber, before entering the oilfield in the late 1980's. Chris moved to Woodward in 1986 where he opened the Brownsville Station and Gators Recreation for kids. In 1990, Chris moved to Oklahoma City and begin his career in motel management. This career took him from Oklahoma City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later to New Jersey. While in New Jersey he met his partner Kris Trainer. In 2008 he and Kris returned to Woodward and they started K and K Taxi in Woodward. Chris is survived by one daughter, Katie Batteas and husband Martin; one son, Christopher Deviney all of Crestview, Florida; three grandchildren, Katelyn Batteas, Nick Batteas, and Rachael Batteas; his partner, Kristopher Trainer of Woodward; three sisters, Connie Byrn of Woodward; Judy Tindell and husband Allen of Sharon; Linda Mitchell and husband Lyn of Woodward; three bothers, Louie Deviney of Woodward; Charles Deviney and wife Jackie of Bethany; Jerry Deviney and wife Glenda of Woodward; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Remembrances may be made online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on  September 11, 2014
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