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“lI am so sorry for all of your loss. My Aunt Joyce and Uncle Joe loved you dearly. And your kindness when I worked for you helped more than you can...Read More »
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“So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to my former neighbors. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Sorrells Moreno

“Millie, Ed, and Bobby, we were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, but know you are assured that you will see him again. God will grant you peace...Read More »
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“Dear Millie, Bobby, and family.I'm so sorry to hear of James passing, but grateful for the assurance we have in knowing that his soul lives on with...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Cooper

“Millie, Bobby, Jennifer, and family, So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Bethke Cooper

“Bobby I am sorry to hear about your loss of your father and I have you in my prayers. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: James DeMuynck

“Bobby, I was sorry to hear about your Dad. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Stewart and Misty Speer

“We were saddened to learn of James' passing. We have been good friends ofMillie, James and their family for a long time. We shared a lot of good...Read More »
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James Harvey Deaton, Jr. July 3, 1925 - October 5, 2013 James Harvey Deaton, Jr. of Woodway went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his residence sourrounded by his loving family. Services will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Booth officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 7, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room. James was born July 3, 1925, in Waco, Texas, to James and Bessie Deaton, Sr. He retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company after 38 years as an auditor. He treasured his children and grandchildren and attending their sporting events even in his wheelchair. He enjoyed reading, sports, and playing games and cards with close friends. He was a graduate of the famous class of Waco High School of 1943. After graduation, he joined the Navy and served his country proudly until he was honorable discharged in 1946. He has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodway for forty years. After his retirement, he helped his wife Millie in her catering business. He was the gopher! He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Millie Deaton. They met at Owens-Illinois when Millie was only 18. Since he was 27, their song was, "Johnny, Wait For Me." He was a true gentleman, never raised his voice to his wife or family, and his kindness always showed forth. His attributes, as described by his grandchildren, were gentle, quiet, persistent, compassionate, servant, loyal, honest, humble and funny! He is also survived by two sons, Ed and wife, Denise, of Georgetown, Texas, and Bobby and wife, Jennifer, of Waco; four grandchildren, Joshua, Brianna, Tanner and Allye Beth Deaton; and brother-and-law, John Skyiepal. Pallbearers are Bill Gibbs, Don Hardwick, Justin Long, Randy Merrill, Guy Clemmons, and Ben Hough. Honorary Pallbearers are John Skyiepal, Joshua Deaton, Tanner Deaton, Bobby McMinn, Steve McMinn and B.J. Southwell. The family would like to thank Bluebonnet Hospice for their care and devotion. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Central Texas Humane Society. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.