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George Deaton

Deaton, George W., age 80 of Middletown OH, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 after a lengthy and debilitating illness.  He was born to the late Brown and Pearl (White) Deaton on January 26, 1937 in Chavies, KY.  He moved to Middletown, OH in 1952 and was also a former resident of Germantown, OH.  George retired from Armco Steel after 35 years, was a licensed auctioneer for over 35 years, a lifetime member of the Middletown Sportsman’s Club and of the Germantown FOE.  George was a Master Mason in the Masonic Body at Jefferson Lodge No. 90, Middletown, OH and was known for his generosity and fun-loving spirit among his many friendships over the years.  He enjoyed watching and participating in auto racing, bluegrass music and fishing.  As a young man, he spent a full racing season as a member of the pit crew on the racing team for Salt Walther, Sr.  He enjoyed emceeing many bluegrass music festivals in the Germantown/Middletown area and made many good friends.  He especially enjoyed his fishing trips with his buddies from Germantown. He was owner of several antique cars and Corvettes through his lifetime.  Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Tom and Mickey Deaton; and son, George Dean Deaton.  He is survived by a daughter, Lori (Kevin) Desch and granddaughters, Emmaline and Anna of Germantown; beloved step-daughter, Carman (Randy) Jones and granddaughters, Kayla, Alyssa, and Miranda, of Fairfield; a brother, Bill (Sylvia) Deaton; sister in law, Pat Deaton, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday March 11, 2017 at 10:00am at Germantown United Methodist Church, 525 Farmersville-Germantown Pike, Germantown, OH with Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating, interment immediately following at Grace Memorial Gardens in Middletown.  The family will receive friends on Friday March 10 from 5-8PM at the church and Masonic Services will begin at 7:30PM.

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To the deaton family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this timeI knew Georgethrough my grand father doc eldrige and growing up in germantownwe would go to blugrass festivals and he was allways at them *)a bunch of us would get together every year and have a super bowlparty every year he was the life of the parties and made the best chicken wings ever he was always helpful when I had questions about cars and I loved when he would take me a ride in his vents he will be missed and hope I get to see him on the other side

Erich Clasen Mar 20 2017 12:00 AM

Tree of Life was sent by McDougall-Marsh Family.From all of us at McDougall-Marsh, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the Desch and Deaton families. God Bless all.

Thomas Marsh Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

Lori and Carmen, I am sorry to hear of George's passing, but I can not help but smile when I think of him. I credit him for my love of bluegrass and admired his collection of records. I will never forget when George and I "accidentally" drank Lori and Kevin's wedding champagne and he had to make a fast trip to Meijer to replace it! He will be missed by so many. Prayers to your family. Dawn and family

Dawn Moseman Roberts Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

To the Deaton Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on Your loss. Brother George was loved by all who knew him and he will be sorely missed. I worked with him at Armco Fabricating and being in his presence was a pleasure. Fraternally, Dan Selby Johns Creek, GA

Dan selby Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

Lori and Kevin, you have our deepest condolences on the passing of Lori's father.We know how difficult his life probably was throughout his illness.I'm sure you feel some comfort that he is no longer suffering.Karen Carmickle and Mark Heistand

Mark Heistand Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM