Dr. E. DeVerre GourieuxAugust 8, 1932 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 85)
E. DeVerre Gourieux of Evansville, IN and Bonita Springs, FL went home to be with the Lord for a highly anticipated reunion with his soulmate, Patricia (Patsy) on Monday, November 13, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 85.
DeVerre was born in Paducah, Kentucky on August 8, 1932 to Edward and Myra Gourieux. He was a graduate of Bowling Green Business College where he met the girl of his dreams and future bride Patsy White. They married and moved to Louisville, KY to start their life together. DeVerre put his accounting degree on the shelf to pursue a career in medicine, which would prove to be his calling for life as he used his gift of compassion and caring to serve so many. To support his education at University of Louisville Medical School, he played the church organ. In 1960 they moved to Evansville to set up what would become a forty-year family practice medicine career. He was actively involved in the medical community, a past president of the St. Mary's Hospital Medical staff and a multiple year trustee with the Indiana State Medical Associat ion. There is rarely any time you mention his name in Evansville that someone does not say "he delivered me" or "he was our family doctor and we adored him"!
One of his most cherished career events however was the addition of his son Eric to his medical practice in 1992, where they were able to practice together for 8 years until DeVerre’s retirement in 2000.
DeVerre and Patsy were married for 57 years before she died in September of 2011. They were actively engaged in their church, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, for many years. In their later years they attended Crossroads Christian Church and First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs.
DeVerre is survived and was loved and cherished by his three children, Lisa (Tom) Slade of Newburgh, IN., Dr. Eric (Kim) Gourieux, also of Newburgh, and Melanie (Harry) McDaniel, of Liberty, Indiana. He was a spectacular Papaw to his 9 grandchildren, Hunter (Kelsea) Slade, Emily (Joe) Manzo, Bryan (Chelsea) Slade, Daniel (Holly) Gourieux, Melissa (Corbin) Marshall, Evan Gourieux, Nicole Gourieux, Andrew (Carrie) Spohn, and Molly Spohn. He routinely spent time with all the grandkids educating them on new apps and technology which he not only embraced, but mastered in the electronic age. He was also a very proud great grandfather to Clara Marshall and Maren Manzo. Other survivors include his brother David (Pat) Gourieux of Paducah.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Boone Funeral Home - A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN 47715, with Pastor Patrick Garcia of Crossroads Christian Church officiating. Burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to a favorite charity.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net