A reception to honor Mr. Dever will be held in the Civic Center lobby at 6 p.m. before the meeting. Each year, the city council recognizes current or former residents who have made a noteworthy contribution to making West Carrollton a better place to live and work.
Dever, a West Carrollton resident for 40 years, has lived at Canterbury Court since 2006 where he serves a treasurer for Canterbury Court’s Resident Council. Part of his career prior to retirement was spent at State Fidelity Savings and Loan in West Carrollton.
Dever, a former member of the West Carrollton Historical Society and West Carrollton Rotary, also participated in the Senior Olympics.
He served in the U.S. Army from August 1942 to March 1946 and he served in the Army Reserves from March 1946 to April 1953. He received the Bronze Star, and other medals including the French Fourragere, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, and European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Battle Stars.
He has been married to his wife Charlene, for 75 years. They have two children Philip and Denise, who both graduated from West Carrollton High School.
He will join the names of the 40 previous inductees into the plaza – which began in 2003. The full list can be found at https://www.westcarrollton.org/plaza-of-fame/