Leighton Burroughs Deming Jr. (1943 - 2017)

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  • "A great Man and friend.I will miss you Leighton thank you..."
    - Steve McDaniel
  • "Our condolences to the Deming family."
    - Kathryn Hussey
  • "Leighton Deming was the BEST...He was honest, kind, genuine..."
    - Dr. Roy, Dr. Matt & Tecla Sweat
  • "So sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers."
    - Dr. Bob Bowling
  • "So sorry to hear this. Very nice man. Thoughts and prayers..."
    - Elaine Boudreau
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Leighton Burroughs Deming Jr., age 73, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Cumming.
Visitation will be at A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home (Decatur) on Saturday, July 8, at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Reception will be immediately after the service.
Leighton was born in Royston, to Leighton Burroughs Deming Sr. and Martha Ellen Phillips Deming on Sept. 10, 1943. He graduated from Cross Keys High School in 1961. He graduated from Reinhardt College and attended Oglethorpe University. He earned JD and LLM Degrees at John Marshall Law School. he worked as an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School, Gwinnett County Justice of the Peace and practiced law in Georgia for over 40 years. he was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served as a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force. He was a published author, accomplished artist and was involved in the Mountain Park Jaycees, Toastmasters, The Optimist Club, Vistana Resort Board of Directors and BNI.
He was an avid tennis player, fisherman, golfer and friend. He enjoyed the Atlanta Falcons, traveling, gardening and family.
Leighton is preceded in death by his father, Leighton Burroughs Deming Sr.
Leighton is survived by his wife, Annette Castillo Deming; mother, Martha Ellen Phillips Deming; sons and daughters-in-law; Joseph L. Deming (Amanda), Kevin R. Deming (Rebecca); step-sons, Steven M. Black (Lesa), Ryan A. Black, Christopher H. Black; grandchildren, David, Micah, Raegan, Jude, Colin, Shaylan; sister, Priscilla Darby (Richard); brother, Michael D. Deming Sr. (Susan); sister-in-law, Peggy Baldwin (Steve); brother-in-law, Michael Castillo (Debbie); nieces and nephews, Kathryn D. Croft (Riley), Michael D. Deming Jr. (Erica); great-nieces, Maggie and Jordyn.
A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from July 6 to July 8, 2017
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