Devon Demetrius Coney was the younger twin born on November 3, 1983, to Sandra Kay and Dwight D. Coney in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Born into a military family, Devon traveled the world at a young age. He started school in Germany before he and his family moved back to the United States, eventually settling in Austin.
Throughout his early life, Devon spent a lot of time serving with youth ministries and church groups. He also loved spending quality time with his uncles, hunting, and fishing.
Devon graduated from Round Rock High School in 2003 as an All-Around, All-State Athlete and from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2009, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science. He was heavily involved in community outreach and children’s non-profit charitable programs, donating countless years of his time to many organizations.
Devon’s life was forever changed by the birth of his beloved son, Davian, on December 6, 2013. He dedicated his life to ensuring Davian’s health and happiness. Devon wanted his son to have the best life possible and stopped at nothing to ensure that was afforded to him. Keeping his son at the front of his mind, in 2014, Devon began pursuing his dream career with the Austin Fire Department (AFD). He worked at AFD’s headquarters in Austin for four years before being invited to join Class 126 as a fire cadet.
Devon passed away on June 26, 2018, pursuing his dreams and living for his son. He was an incredible person with a beautiful spirit and the absolute best father, uncle, brother, and son.
Devon leaves behind Davian Demetri Coney, but will live forever with him in spirit. He also leaves his mother, Sandra Kay James; father, Dwight D. Coney; twin brother, Doshon D. Coney; sister, Keidra N. Meredith; kid brother, Dustin D. Coney; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
Forever in our Hearts!