August 28, 2014

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Johnny Deaton, 76

Johnny Deaton, 76, of Hebron, formerly of Butler, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood.

He was born on August 22, 1937 in Wolf Coal, Kentucky to the late Talbert “Tack” and Malinda Turner Deaton. Johnny was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Butler Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed UK Basketball and fishing but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

He retired after 20 years as a machinist and maintenance dept. employee for Boston Gear IMO Industries, formerly of Florence. Johnny was never one to sit still, in his retirement he worked part-time for his nephew at Turner Machine in Dayton and was an associate at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes and at LATSE Local B38 Ticket Takers Union where he took tickets at Cincinnati Reds and Bengals games.

Preceding him in death were wife, Donna “Susy” Yelton Deaton; and sisters, Magdalene Turner and Rosa Lee Lingley.

Surviving are daughters, Nancy (Bill) Mullins, Ludlow, Karen (Jeff) Shoemaker, Butler; brothers, James “Rob” Deaton, Alexandria, Talbert “Sprig” (Betty) Deaton, Wolf Coal; sister, Polly Dunn, Wolf Coal; brother-in-law, Jim (Lana) Yelton, Falmouth; granddaughters, Donna Mullins, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Nancy Shoemaker, Butler;  and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Peoples Funeral Home.

Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth with military honors by Hardin-Browning Post # 109 American Legion.

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes is serving the family.

His family encourages family and friends that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Johnny’s memory to By Grace Alone Farm Ministries, 550 Independence Pike, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.

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