Devine’s oldest living graduate watches great-great-grandson walk the field

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4 Generations…..Front and center is Devine’s oldest living graduate Thomas Alfred Littleton (DHS Class of 1934), Debi Dubose (Class of ‘79), Jaclyn Hall-Smyth (Class of ‘99), and 2019 graduate Trevor Smyth after the Devine High School Graduation Ceremony held at Warhorse Stadium this past Friday. Grandpa Littleton was all smiles as he watched his great-great-grandson Trevor Smyth walk across the field this past Friday night. Littleton is “102 and 3/4 years old,” and he remembers riding his horse all the way to town in his school days.
With a chuckle, Littleton also tells stories of how his classmates hoisted a donkey up onto top of the roof of the old Devine High School (now the VFW building) as their senior class prank in the ‘30’s.
“I think my class had something like 22 students in 1934,” Littleton recalled.
Great-great-grandson Trevor Smyth is proud to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather serving in the military. Smyth is going into the Marines. Littleton is a WWII Navy Veteran who served during the Pearl Harbor era.
“He and Trevor are very close, and they both agreed that the Marines was the best fit for Trevor,” DuBose said. “He took his grandfather’s advice.”