Joseph Wayne Devine

Joseph Wayne Devine, 65, died May 24, 2017, at North Kansas City Hospital where he had been ill for several weeks in the Cardiac ICU.

Joseph was born June 16, 1951, to Francis Thomas Devine and Pearl Charlene Dorrell Devine in Chilliocothe, Mo. Joe is preceeded in death by both his parents; one sister, Beverly Kay Devine; and one brother, Francis Thomas Devine, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cindy and his three children: Joseph, Heather and her fiancée James Adams, and Jackson. In addition, his two brothers; Bernie Devine and Paul Devine (Kay),his two sisters; Mary Jane Devine and Elizabeth Ann Devine as well as countless loving family members and friends.

Joe graduated in 1970 from DeLaSalle High School and attended Rockhurst College. He was introduced to Cindy Miller by his best friend, Javiar Perez in September of 1972. They instantly clicked and were married on June 30,1974. Joe worked at a variety of jobs. However, he was most proud of owning and operating Joe’s Quality Auto Repair for 15 years. He also enjoyed his job as buyer at Equipment Universe.

Joe loved anything to do with water and was in his element at the helm of his pontoon boat when they lived at Lake Lotawana. Sunday afternoons were reserved for long boat rides and water play with the kids. Joe was an avid reader and especially loved to read aloud to Jack. Jack enjoyed it as well and crawled all over him while asking a million questions. Often times Joe laughed so hard at Jack’s shenanigans he had to stop reading. Joe delighted in entertaining people with his outlandish stories and tall tales. The more elaborate the story, the bigger the lie. He also loved to tease his family and friends especially his beloved Tommy and Kay who were his favorite targets before their passing. Joe loved every Beach Boys song ever written, his Catholic upbringing, his Irish heritage, and old cars (especially the 63 Bonneville given to him by his brother, Paul).

Joe was a wonderful husband, a great Dad, a good and faithful friend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.


  1. Sue and George Stalling on May 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Cindy and family
    Our knowing Big Joe was very special. We loved his laughter and smile. Remembering? lots of great times in Optimist club. And I will treasure time spent trying to help take care of business. Small group time with you Cindy at Lake Lotawana UMC was spiritual and funny. Lots of dinners out and more laughter. Joe will be missed but he know longer has to hurt. Love and Hugs.

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