Funeral services for Devin D’wayne Behan, age 43 of Dubach, LA are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA with Rev. Scott Jennings and Rev. Jeff Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Devin D’wayne Behan of Beekman, LA, was born on July 12, 1980 in Shreveport, LA and passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2023 after a valiant battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Devin was preceded in death by Baby Behan; father Glenn “Kilroy” Behan; maternal grandparents Floyd Junior Byrnside and wife Martha Jane Byrnside; brother Travis Reeks; brother-in-law Melvin Bailey; and Uncle Lloyd “Bobo” Byrnside.
Devin is survived by his wife of 3 years Jennifer Behan; children Adrian Campbell and Tesley Campbell of Beekman, LA; mother Mary Byrnside of Dubach LA; step-father Maurice Harper of DeRidder, LA; sister Terrell Bailey of DeRidder, LA; Amber Barrett and husband Matt of DeRidder, LA; Blake Campbell of DeRidder, LA; Sheri Neal and husband Kevin of DeRidder, LA; niece Korey Barry and husband Austin of DeRidder, LA; mother-in-law Candy Hughes and father-in-law Dennis Hughes of Sterlington, LA; brothers-in-law Stanton Hughes of Sterlington, LA and Clay Hughes; nephews: Landon, Justice, Chandler and Barrett of Bastrop, LA; a special Uncle Tommy Byrnside and wife Alice who had a lot of influence throughout Devin’s life; cousin Tom Byrnside, with whom he had a close personal relationship, and his wife Katherine; special friends: Travis Frasier and wife Leslie, Joey Brazzel and wife Tiffany and Ashlie Jennings and husband Chase; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Devin loved everything outdoors. If it moved – he would hunt it. Devin loved still hunting and running dogs. The saying goes, “shoot it, stuff it, or marry it” – that he definitely did! Devin loved children and spent hours teaching Tesley how to shoot and taking her and Adrian hunting and running dogs. He carried his children and nephews hunting, fishing and to the dirt track every chance he got. Devin even jumped in the Bayou to pull out a 40 pound grass carp Barrett caught on a 3 foot Zebco with a 6 pond test and had it mounted on top of that. He was the best uncle ever!
Devin loved his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. His Bible could always be found on the dash of his truck. Devin was a very giving person with a heart of gold. He was always there when family, friends and neighbors needed a helping hand.
His favorite verse was John 15:13 which says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. Devin lived this verse every day.
Devin is now home – he’s holding his baby and sitting with his daddy at the feet of Jesus. The family wants to express its love for you all and their appreciation of being lifted up through this time of sorrow. They would like to give a special thanks to those who visited, called and, most of all, prayed for Devin and their family through this final journey in Devin’s life. A very special thank you goes out to Ashlie Jennings and her family who took care of Devin in his last days.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kelvin Hicks, Kolton Hicks, Terry Sterling, Joey Brazzel, Travis Frasier and Frank Jeffers. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Doe Boy Hunting Club, Barry Frasier and Brandy Frasier.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Monday, July 17, 2023 at the funeral home.