Billy W. Deaton

Graveside services for Billy W. Deaton, age 92, of Sulphur Springs will be held at Posey Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, with Bro. Terry Bolton officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Gregg Gamblin, Will Gamblin, Payton Lowery, David Deaton, Kenneth Deaton, and Chris Penson. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Wayne Orr, Marvin Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Eddins, posthumously. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Posey Baptist Church, on Tuesday June 21, 2022.

Bill was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Army. He retired after thirty plus years from Eddins Western Wear. Bill was born on July 13, 1929, in Greenville, Texas, the son of Allen Deaton and Myrtle Chapman Deaton. He married Greta Sue Dixon on June 27, 1964, in Posey, Texas. Bill was a member of Emblem Baptist Church.

He is survived by Larry Don Deaton and wife Judy of Sulphur Springs, Jo Ruth Hodge and husband Bill of Sulphur Springs; and sister-in-law Maverine Deaton of Dike; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother James Earl Deaton;, sister Dora Ann Deaton; and brother Harold Deaton.

The family would like to extend a Special Thank You to Bill’s caretakers, LaWanda Rape, Tomma Dial, Rose Dial, and the staff of Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Posey Cemetery, c/o Johnny Ferrell, 6761 CR 4760, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482; or Emblem Cemetery, c/o Dudley Goggans, 1613 Raintree Circle, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

With our condolences.

Author: KSST Contributor

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