Bobby Eugene Deaton, 66, of Paradise, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Paradise.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial will follow in Willow Point Cemetery with Pastor Joey Vick officiating. Jerry Clyde Stinnett, Charlie Gamble, Darrell Johnson, Kelly Mullins, Scotty Cantrell, Ronnie Barnes and Sam Womack will serve as pallbearers. Danny Neighbors is an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Bobby was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Bridgeport to Lotella (Sparks) and Johnny Deaton. He enjoyed roping, fishing, hunting and playing basketball with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Cody Deaton and wife, Renda, and Brandon Deaton and wife, Kati; daughters Tenna Stark and husband, Rodney, and Katy Deaton; sister Sharon Daves and husband, Harry; grandchildren James Lynn, Alexis Mask, Aliyah Read, Kylan Deaton, Ty Deaton, Harli Deaton and Kylie Deaton; and great-granddaughter Bailee Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Johnny.