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Services for Andrew James Deaton, 95, of Ada are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Henry Lippard will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Deaton passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at a local nursing home. He was born Nov. 6, 1921, at the Happyland community, east of Ada, to Foster and Myrtle Hughes Deaton.
He married Bertie Roark in 1946 at Las Vegas. She preceded him in death June 1, 2009, in Ada.
Mr. Deaton was a maintenance engineer for home maintenance. He was a member of the Pickett Community Free Will Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Deaton and wife, Shanda, of Ada and Terry Deaton and wife, Shirley, of Cleveland, Tennessee; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bertie; a daughter, Brenda Deaton; and a son, Robert Deaton.
Published on September 15, 2017
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