Gary Lamar Deaton, 74, Mt. Juliet died Feb. 25.
Deaton was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and had served in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He was the son of the late, Johnnie Leo Deaton, Sr. and Lessie Mae Richardson Deaton. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Johnnie Leo Deaton, Jr. and sister, Jane Usery.
He is survived by: wife, Amy House Deaton; daughters, DeAnna Frances (Frank) Casteel and Gary Ann (Kerry) Beason; brother, Donald Ray “Bo” (Gaye) Deaton; sisters, Virginia Wilson, Joan (Bill) Holder and Angelyn Golmon; grandchildren, Nicholas Beason, Savannah Beason and Sophie Beason; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Gwen Phillips and her family; brother-in-law, Andy House and his family.
Funeral services were. Saturday, March 1, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billie Friel officiating. Graveside services were Sunday, March 2 at Cagel Cemetery in Deanburg. Active pallbearers were Kerry Beason, Frank Casteel, Andy House, Harold Phillips, Nick Beason and Keith Deaton. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Deaton, Bob Bull, James Laster, Jim Eaton, Lester Smith, Jr., Bill Young, Judd Hayes, Harold McDowell, Morris Adcock, The Pastor’s Sunday School Class and the Bob Bull Sunday School Class.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The Gideons International, West Wilson Camp, P.O. Box 343, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121.
Visitation was Friday and prior to service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.