J. Deaton Mineral Wells, TX

J. Deaton

J. W. Deaton, 82, passed away June 2, 2019 at his home in Mineral Wells. He was born September 30, 1936 in Hannibal the son of Sherman and Bessie Lee Deaton. He married Geraldine Reigh on December 22, 1965 in Mineral Wells. He was a longtime resident of Mineral Wells and a member of the Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church. He worked at Southern Airways of Texas from 1957-1972 and retired as a Assistant Chief Test Pilot. Graveside services will be 10 AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Hannibal Cemetery. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Jeanne Henderson of Elk City, Oklahoma, Rodney and Carole Henderson of Weatherford, daughters and son-in-law: Rosemary and Fred Hellyer of San Antonio, Sharon Stamper of Graham, Debbie Berner of Wichita, Kansas, Debra Minter of Winnie, sister: Gayle McCann of Stephenville, 14 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Geraldine Deaton on March 4, 2007, his parents, son-in-law: Craig Stamper, and sisters: Helen Little, Maxie Logan, and Leona Christie. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church in his memory.

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Kenneth Scott I will miss our getting together over the past years, but know you are now in a better place. You were always an inspiration to our family as we could see you were determined not to let your deteriorating health get the best of you. You never gave up! Thanks for the many memories I have of us sitting in your lawn chairs and talking about past times. We had lots of laughs together. May you rest in peace old friend.