Odell  Deaton


Services for Thomas Odell Deaton, 84, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church. The Rev. David Gray will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Deaton passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at his home.
He was born Feb. 23, 1934, at the Lovelady community, east of Ada, to T. O. "Dude" and Lavonia Jared Deaton. He attended Lovelady grade school and graduated from Byng High School in 1953.
He married Pokey Cantrell on June 3, 1955. She preceded him in death Feb. 6, 2016. He later married Mary Lou Thompson.
Odell was co-owner of Deaton and Manuel Construction with Lonnie Manuel and was also a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Mare Island off the coast of California.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou, of the home; a daughter, Denise Adams and husband, Brad, of Tuttle; two sons, Tommy Deaton and wife, Karrie, of Ada and Teddy Wayne Deaton and wife, Misty, of Atwood; two bonus sons, Mickey Thompson and Jon Thompson; three sisters, Mary Jo Reynolds, Pat Coffey and Debbie Christian; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anita Meeks and Teri Smith; and a granddaughter, Ashley Adams.
Bearers will be his sons and grandchildren.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, 3800 N. May, Oklahoma City, Ok 73112.
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Published on February 5, 2019
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