Updated: A death of a champion


The Copperhead District of the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council, has posted information about Chuck’s services. Pasted here:

Visitation on Wednesday from 6-8pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home: 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079

Funeral Services on Thursday beginning 6pm at Copperfield Church: 8350 Hwy 6 N, Houston, TX 77095

PLEASE – make arrangements to attend and show your support and respect for Chuck and his family.

The Devier family is asking that Scouts (Youth and Adults) wear your class A uniform to the services in Chuck’s honor.
We are coordinating efforts with our units and Peace Community Church for food and fellowship following the Thursday Services.
Please be on the lookout from unit leaders for what may be needed.

A Memorial Funds has been established to help the family cover the cost of the funeral: gofund.me/t46wj7q »
Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the family. Please spread the word via your social media!

Unit leaders – please ensure that you get the word out to your units as we move quickly to respond to this tragic event.

More info to be posted on the website – www.copperhead.shac.org »

Houston TV station KHOU has a story on the accident »

Original post:

I don’t know much, but a good man died last night. Sounds like some serious storms at Stephen F. Austin State Park in Texas.

Chuck Devier was a legendary Dutch Oven cook. He was a lover of the outdoors. He served on the local Scouts, educating youth and introducing them to nature. I can think of no higher calling. The world is better now and in the future for having had him in it.

Others have remarked that “at least he died doing what he loved – better than at a desk.” Agreed. I rather it not happened at all.

I always assumed we’d meet up on a camping trip. Just assumed it as a matter-of-fact. Always meant to. Never made it. Always thought “next year.”

Happy Trails, Chuck. I know that where you’re at, they’re happy and peaceful and full of blue skies. And the food’s a whole lot better now.

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5 Responses to Updated: A death of a champion

  1. Scott says:

    Chuck was a great man. A true friend who will be greatly missed. His work with the youth, particularly in Scouting, was tireless and irreplaceable.


  2. Rebecca Douglass says:

    Spot on, Dustin. I do like to think of Chuck improving the cuisine in heaven.


  3. Joel Hopper says:

    Chuck did my ASM training. He was funny, smart, and LOVED kids and the outdoors. And GOOD LORD could he cook. You will be missed Chuck!


  4. Roxie Allen says:

    I will so miss my dear friend Chuck. He taught me so much. He has no idea of all the lives he impacted through his training through the years. Thanks for posting this sweet message. I copied part of it for our district Facebook page.


  5. Becca Franco says:

    Chuck leaves a legacy of trained leaders in his wake. Leaders trained to be passionate about the outdoors and to be passionate about sharing it with others, especially youth. Thank you Chuck for raising us right.
    Yours in Scouting,
    Becca and Tony Franco


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