Harold “Hal” Lawrence Dever, Jr.

October 18, 1943 - February 14, 2020

Harold “Hal” Lawrence Dever, Jr., 76, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for more than 60 years, formerly of Decatur, AL, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born October 18, 1943 in Decatur, AL to Harold and Patricia Dever, Sr., now deceased.

Hal was of the Christian faith and was a member of City Gate Ministries in Fort Myers. He also served in The United States Airforce.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 56 years, Jane Dever of Fort Myers; three loving children, Jeff Dever (Virginia) of Fort Myers, Kelli Dever, also of Fort Myers, and Shawn Dever (Trish) of Estero, FL; five grandchildren, Casey Dever, Derek Dever, Branan Edwards, Danielle Plecki, and Dylan Plecki; as well as eight great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 22, 2020 at City Gate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 with Pastor David Pleasant officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Harold “Hal” Lawrence Dever, Jr. are suggested to The Homeless Ministry at City Gate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Kayla Dever Feb 20, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Dad we are going to miss you so very much. You were always so welcoming and sweet. I was lucky to be able to call you my grandfather in law.

    We love you ❤️

  2. Valerie Parker Feb 20, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    RIP my cousin. I am so glad we got to visit last year.

  3. Lisa Holland Feb 20, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    I will never stop missing my dear Uncle Hal. I love this picture of him. it is Uncle Hal in his happy place, River Palm in Stuart. He was a loving, happy, wonderful person who is gone much too soon. Rest In Peace. I love you so much.

  4. Jim Hayes Feb 21, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I will miss you my Friend RIP. The fish 🎣 are now safe.Jim

  5. Frank Alderman Feb 22, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I have always loved and respected my Uncle Hal. He was ones of the kindest persons I have ever known. The earth has suffered a great loss, but Heaven has gained a great soul. Thank you God for the time I had with him.

  6. Melanie Feb 22, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Uncle Hal was a special man . His mastery was in how open he was to talking to everyone he met.
    He was a worker and a worker with others . This is a trait to admire that many men can never master.
    He was so very kind to my son with special needs that had been through so much sadness.
    Uncle Hal will leave a hole in our soul . But he would not want that .
    I love you ❤️ Mel

  7. Lynn Robinson (formerly Howell) Feb 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Jane and family, I was saddened to hear of Hal’s passing. It has been many years since our paths crossed, but I remember that Hal lit up any room he entered with his smile. I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and father.

  8. Ward Moncrief Mar 2, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Uncle Hal will be missed, but what great memories of fishing trips & family gatherings. Matthew 4:19 “come, follow me” Jesus said “ and I will make you fishers of men”. Rest In Peace.

  9. Richard L Sever Feb 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Hal, we were “buds” in Ft Meyers and we last spoke on or about 1990. I was calling to tell you about mom when I came across this notice. So to your family my dearest apologies for this extremely late condolence.

    Hal used to baby sit me and in time we moved away. Soon after we moved back to Ft Meyers and I was old enough to go fishing with him. We weren’t blood related but were kindred souls as his dad was my Uncle Harold and his mom my Aunt Pat, both I was very fond of.

    RIP my brother

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