Devin Anthony Rathbone, 28, of Sylva passed away March 11, 2022 at Mission Hospital In Asheville. He was a native of Jackson County, born June 12, 1993. He was a graduate of Smoky Mountain High School class of 2012. He was a member of Black Mountain Baptist Church in Cullowhee. Devin made friends easily and was a pleasure to be around. He was an organ donor making it possible for several others in need to live on.
He is survived by his son; Krimzon Anthony Rathbone, the mother of his son; Kaitlyn Keith, his fiancé; Melody Stone, father; Kevin Rathbone (Inez), his mother; Kathy Smith DiDonato (Mike Taylor), sisters; Karley DiDonato and Tamara Rathbone, and his brothers; Zachary Rathbone, Kameron Rathbone and Tim Rathbone. Also surviving are his grandparents; Sidney Rathbone (Dorothy) and Carroll and Donna June Smith, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceding him in death was his grandmother; Darlene Turpin Rathbone.
The funeral will be held at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva, NC on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Roger Stewman, Rev. Charles Dean, and Rev. Aaron Clements will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Sylva.
Serving as pallbearers will be Zachary Rathbone, Kevin Price, Austin Bradley, Manuel Franklin, Dustin Harris, and David Pinkerton.
Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.