Rains Co TX Obits

Submitted by Elaine Nall Baye

Rains County Leader

June 15, 2004

Bill Deaton
1927 - 2004

Funeral services for Bill Deaton, 76, of Emory were held at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, with Rev. Billy Smith officiating.  Burial was in Emory City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Homer Robertson, Billy Brimer, Leon Clark, Eddie Jordan, and Tony McCormick.  Mr. Deaton died Thursday, June 10, at Titus Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Gene Autrey on July 9, 1927, to Travis and Tessie Hendrick Deaton.   He married Betty Whitehead Pease on February 21, 1951, in Dallas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a retired concrete and construction worker.  Survivors include a son, John Deaton and wife Anne of Mt. Pleasant.   Mr. Deaton was preceded in death by his wife in 1999.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Emory City Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1043, Emory, TX 75440.