Bill J. Deaton Jr., age 81, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday evening April 22, 2019 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.
Born August 2, 1937 in Bowlingtown, Kentucky he was one of ten children born to the late Bill Sr. & Jessie (Clark) Deaton. On October 17, 1964 he was united in marriage to the former Mary Sue McDaniel, and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2016.
Bill was retired, having worked for over 30 years at the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville, Indiana. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting & fishing, mushroom hunting, and being outdoors. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran; and had been bestowed the Honor of the Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include two sons, John Deaton & Bill Deaton III, both of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Lydia, Zach, Curtis, Danny, Hannah, and Holden; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Handley of Brookville, Indiana, Bobbi Jean Ratliff of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marjorie Myers of Brookville, Indiana; two brothers, Doy Deaton of South Carolina and Max Deaton of Brookville, Indiana.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Anne Ward who died 1/26/2005; two sisters, Marie Dunbar and Charlotte Hofer; and two brothers Claude Deaton & Tucker Deaton.
Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.
Rev. Ron McCulloch of the Bible Baptist Church will conduct the Funeral Services on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Sims Cemetery, New Fairfield.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Deaton family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.