Devin Charles Darby, 24, of Peculiar, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri, due to a tragic accident. He was born October 10, 1997, in Independence, Missouri. Devin was a 2016 graduate of Adrian High School and a proud member of Local 533 Pipefitters Union. Devin worked alongside his dad, Tim, and many friends at US Engineering. He was in his fourth year of his apprenticeship. Devin was united in marriage to the love of his life, Brittany (DeCavele), just a short year and three months ago, on May 1, 2021. They found their happy place and made their home in Peculiar with their two dogs Juliet and Willow Jane.
To be in Devin’s presence, you were smiling and laughing. His contagious smile and hilarious sense of humor lit up every room he entered. Anytime Devin held a baby his eyes lit up. He loved his nieces, nephews and cousins with a passion. He was a big kid himself, always cracking jokes and “picking” at almost everyone he came in contact with. He had the biggest heart and could relate to anyone and whatever situation they found themselves in.
Devin had a zest for life and he and Brittany wasted no time. You could find them at Chiefs games, Royals games, bbq events, traveling, just chilling with friends in the backyard. Devin loved to smoke bbq and cook, much like his mom. He had a full lineup on his back patio: a grill, a Blackstone, and a Traeger. He even had aspirations at opening his own bbq shack, so he had been experimenting with creating his own sauces and spices. Devin was also an avid outdoorsman. He loved his hunting trips with his dad and best friend, Jake, and his dad’s best friend, Mark. Two dads and two sons, all lifelong friends. He loved fishing, hiking, relaxing on the beach, just being with nature. To know Devin was to love Devin.
Devin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lynn Scoles; his grandmother, Linda Hightower; his grandfather, Larry Hightower; grandfather Richard Eugene Cowan; cousin Samuel Scoles; niece Kinsley Cowan; Godson Malcolm West.
Devin is survived by his wife Brittany, and their two dogs Juliet and Willow Jane. Despite Devin’s wishes, they will probably sleep in our bed for years to come. Devin is also survived by his father Tim (Shelby) Darby; mother Kelly (Larry) Cowan; mother-in-law Cynthia Creek; father-in-law Brian (Kimberly) DeCavele; siblings: Brittany Darby (Travis); Shealey Mead (Jarome); Cooper Mead (Katie); Dustin (Lindsey) Cowan; Elizabeth (Joseph) Ortiz; brothers-in-law Tyler and Trey DeCavele; sisters-in-law Tori and Trista DeCavele; nieces and nephews: Easton, Gracie, Marlee, Westen, Laiklyn, Kade Mossy, Sophia and Joseph; goddaughter Olivia West; Grandparents: Coleman (Trudy) Darby, Joyce Darby, Evart and Becky Cage, Connie Scoles, Francis Cowan; grandmother-in-law Vicki (Burly) Fennel; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
A celebration of Devin’s life will be held on Friday, September 2nd, 2022.
Celebration of life (visitation): 2-4pm
The City House (Church of the Four Corners) 14300 E. US Hwy 40, Kansas City, MO 64136.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Missouri Disabled Sportsmen www.missouridisabledsportsmen.org or checks may be mailed to Randy Walker: 47701 Maverick Pl. Leonard, MO 63451
I deeply sorry for your loss.
I have no words for what you’re going through. I hope that you all can take some solace in knowing how blessed Devin was in his too-short life. He had two (and then four) of some of the best parents I’ve ever known, a best friend for a sister, and then married the love of his life. Some people live to be 100 and yet are never as loved and blessed. I’m certain he’s smiling down on all of you…with love and gratitude.
Our hearts break for you all.
Gary and Anne East
Kelly, Brittany and family, I am so sorry to hear about Devins passing. My prayers will be with your family for comfort during this difficult time..
Cindy, I am truly so very sorry for this tragic loss you and your family members are going through….
Hugs my dear friend 💔
So very sorry for your loss.. It’s so hard to lose someone so close and especially so young..
Sending thoughts and prayers to your family…Linda Parks
I knew of devin through a mutual friend and he was a very kind hearted person and I’m very sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my prayers