Obituary: Jerry Deaton

April 12, 1942 – July 20, 2022

Jerry Deaton, 80, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at his residence.

Born on April 12, 1942, he was the son of Estill and Mary (Brewer) Deaton. He married Clara Guthrie on June 26, 1965, and she survives. Jerry retired from Visteon in 2008. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, gardening, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry was of the Christian faith.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jerry is his wife, Clara (Guthrie) Deaton; his sons, William Lee (Peggy) Deaton of Leesville and Larry Eugene (Megan) Deaton of Bedford; five grandchildren, Jerry, Kelsey, Kaylee, Brevin, and Izzy; two brothers, Billy (Jessee) Deaton and Chester Deaton; along with several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family, Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Taylor Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. The visitation will be on Sunday, July 24, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Contributions in memory of Jerry Deaton can be made to the Leesville Cemetery.

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