J W Deaton


J. W. Deaton, 82, passed away June 2, 2019 at his home in Mineral Wells. He was born September 30, 1936 in Hannibal the son of Sherman and Bessie Lee Deaton. He married Geraldine Reigh on December 22, 1965 in Mineral Wells. He was a longtime resident of Mineral Wells and a member of the Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church. He worked at Southern Airways of Texas from 1957-1972 and retired as a Assistant Chief Test Pilot. Graveside services will be 10 AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Hannibal Cemetery. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Jeanne Henderson of Elk City, Oklahoma, Rodney and Carole Henderson of Weatherford, daughters and son-in-law: Rosemary and Fred Hellyer of San Antonio, Sharon Stamper of Graham, Debbie Berner of Wichita, Kansas, Debra Minter of Winnie, sister: Gayle McCann of Stephenville, 14 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Geraldine Deaton on March 4, 2007, his parents, son-in-law: Craig Stamper, and sisters: Helen Little, Maxie Logan, and Leona Christie. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church in his memory.
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Kenneth Scott
Jun 13, 2019
Over the years we shared many stories from the past together. He seemed to be able to fix anything and most important was he never gave up on anything he wanted to do. God bless you!!!!
James McQuaid
Jun 11, 2019
So sorry to hear that J.W. has passed. J.W. and my Dad were great friends and worked together at Southern and later at McQuaid Helicopters. J.W. was a fine pilot and great mechanic. He could fix anything. I know he will be missed by many people.
BJ Ashley
Jun 07, 2019
JW was a good friend and mentor. He was my go to man when I had a Hiller problem. Also rode motorcycles together.
I am so sorry I found out too late to make it to the service. I will miss him. BJ Ashley
Celia McQuaid Brown
Jun 07, 2019
JW was a good friend of my family.... he put in a lot of hours at our business McQuaid Helicopters. We send our condolences to all his family. We know he will be greatly missed by many.
Richard Gary
Jun 06, 2019
Sorry I didn’t hear about J W till Wednesday night JW got me my first helicopter job and we fished and hunted till I moved will miss him.
Richard Gary
ken Clary Sr.
Jun 03, 2019
J. W. and I rode motorcycles together. A good friend.