Charles L. Deaton, 80, a resident of the Tunnel Hill community, passed away Saturday morning, June 15, 2013, at 12:00 AM at his home.
Charles was born August 12, 1932 near Stonefort, Illinois. He was the son of William H. and Lillie Mae (nee Deaton) Deaton.
Charles was united in marriage to Roma J. (Ross) Deaton on July 5, 1952 in Piggott, Arkansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
His children – Debbie (Leland) Banks of the Tunnel Hill community
Chuck (Donna) Deaton of the Tunnel Hill community
Sheila (Gerald) Ford of Ozark, IL
Jennifer Deaton of Jackson, MO
6 Grandchildren – Rachel (Adam) Anderson
Ashley (Luke) Schultz
Emily Deaton & Tucker McCormick
Melissa (Matt) Miller
Josh Ford & Aerial Woolverton
4 Great Grandchildren – Bowen, Landry, Cale, and Maddie
2 Sisters – Janie Wienke of Carrier Mills, IL
Lulabelle Sibigtroth of Sheridan, IL
Nieces and Nephews
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by:
4 Brothers – Vernell, Lavern, Gene, & Noel Deaton
2 Sisters – Helen Graves & Mary Bohne
Charles was employed as a maintenance worker by the Illinois Department of Transportation. He retired in approx. 1997.
Charles was a member of the Reynoldsburg Church, where he served as a deacon. Charles loved music and was gifted in his ability to play any stringed instrument.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday morning, June 17, 2013, at 11 AM at Reynoldsburg Cemetery. Pastor Shorty Alsip will officiate.
There will be no public visitation. Those attending the service are asked to gather at the cemetery at 10:45 AM Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Cancer Fund, PO Box 98, Vienna, IL 62995 or to the Reynoldsburg Cemetery Fund, c/o Bob Harper, 30 Harper Town Lane, Ozark, IL 62972.