Hugh F Van Deventer III, passed away peacefully on the morning of September 11, 2020. He was born in Knoxville, TN to Hugh & Carter Van Deventer.
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He graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1953 and served in the Navy as an ensign. He meet his bride to be Phyllis Elaine Flaherty wearing his navy blues under the clock at the Biltmore hotel in New York City.
They had two son’s Hugh F Van Deventer IV (1960) & William L Van Deventer (1962), two daughter in-laws Rachel Van Deventer (Married 2001) and Sue Lynne Van Deventer(married 1995) respectively, and five grandchildren Christina (1997), James (1999), Hugh V (2003), Kyle (2005), and Carter (2006).
Hugh obtained an MBA at Wharton, was an executive at the Celanese Corporation till 1987 and a President Emertis of the Council of Employee Benefits (CEB). He loved fishing, hunting, skiing, Tennessee football and really loved the Lady Vols basketball team. Hugh found the Magic Valley in the late 70’s and moved here in 1988. He shared his love of the valley with friends and family ever since.
He was a good kind man who will be missed by all who knew him, not least his loving wife and lucky sons.