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“I first met Alvin back in 1969. He was a good officer, a compassionate person, and a true benefit to the city of Austin. We kept in touch on our...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Michael H. Albritton - Austin, TX

“Mr. DeVane truly showed the rest of us the beauty and elegance of a life well lived. The memories I have of the brief times I enjoyed as a guest in...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lou Bright

“Very sorry we can not be with you at this time. We have both been ailing and Valerie has a doctors appointment at 11:30 AM tomorrow. I am truely...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Ray and Valerie Sanders - TX

“In 1979 as a first year attorney I became a prosecutor at municipal court in Austin. I worked with many traffic officers on traffic and other...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sharlene Collins - Ausitn, TX

“Thank you, Alavin. for your service to our country. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX

“A fine gentleman and a good friend. We'll miss ya, Alvin!! Troy ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Troy Kimmel - Austin, TX

“Alvin and Teresa and Family Members ! Every time my wife Ann and I drive through the Wooten School neighborhood we always say, "I wonder...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Gerald & Ann Campbell - TX

“Alvin and Candice, so sorry for your loss, especially during this time of the year. I lost my father many years ago (1994 to Parkinson's) and I...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: David Francis - Southern Pines, NC

“Alvin & Candice, Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. My Dad always thought very highly of your Dad as they served together at APD. ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Stevens - Austin, TX

“Well, Alvin and Candace and the many DeVane family members, so sorry for your loss. I remember that my father, Texas Highway Patrolman retired 1987,...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff - Austin, TX - Austin friend


Alvin Earl DeVane was born in Elba, Alabama on November 2, 1923 and passed away peacefully on January 1, 2012.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as a radio operator on a C-47 in the Pacific Theatre. Sgt. DeVane was assigned to the 318th Troop Carrier Squadron (Commando), 3rd Air Commando Group. He met his future wife and found a new home in Austin, Texas while stationed at Bergstrom AFB.

His 26-year career with the Austin Police Department began in 1957 where he enjoyed serving the city's constituents, finally retiring as the Lieutenant of the traffic division. One of his favorite duties was coordinating security and escorts for visiting dignitaries. He loved interacting with the public while working traffic at festivals, parades and Longhorn football games. There was a special place in his heart for Vincent R. DiNino's University of Texas Longhorn Band. Lt. DeVane spent his career ensuring the citizens and streets of his beloved Austin were safe and was overwhelmed when Alvin DeVane Blvd was named in his honor, stating "There will always be a part of me in Austin, Texas."

Alvin enjoyed his leisure time traveling, singing & listening to Barbershop music, watching the Longhorns, operating his ham radios and spending time with his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by Toni DeVane, his wife of 67 years. He is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and their spouses: Alvin & Candace DeVane, Teresa & Curtis Crail, Lisa & Mark Fisch and John & Kimberly DeVane. Bradley & Paige Crail, Thomas Crail, Jaycie DeVane, Alyssa DeVane, Gracie DeVane, Suzanne DeVane and Jonathan DeVane.

Visitation will be at 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at St. Louis Catholic Church followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery.