ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Legendary Georgia baseball coach John DeVore passed away Jan. 12 from complications after a stroke.
DeVore was laid to rest Jan. 15. He was 69.
The baseball star attended West Georgia College, now the University of West Georgia, in Carrollton from 1962 to 1965. His many athletic accomplishments earned him entry into the West Georgia Hall of Fame.
DeVore played for the Mets after college, but was eventually released because of an injury. He then turned his attention to coaching and built an illustrous 30-year career in DeKalb County.
Shamrock High School, which has since been converted to a middle school, named its baseball stadium the John DeVore Field in the coach's honor.
DeVore also spent 20 years as an instructor at the Georgia Tech Pitcher/Catcher Camp.
He is survived by his wife, son, daughter and three sisters. Much of DeVore's family lives in Alpharetta.