Darrell G. Deaton, 81, of Evarts, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. Born January 16, 1932 at Ages, he was a retired welder for Eastover Mining Company. Darrell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the UMWA; a board member at the Cloverfork Clinic; and believed in the Holiness faith.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Sudie Crider Deaton and John Deaton, Sr.; and a brother, John "Junior" Deaton.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Thelma Eunice Kirkpatrick Deaton, Evarts; four children, Jeffrey Deaton and wife, Lisa, Kingsport; Rhonda White and husband, Jack, Evarts; Pamela Raleigh and husband, Rod, Benham; and Timothy Deaton, Barbourville; three sisters, Zelma Fultz, Wilma Goodwin, Wanda Duncan and husband, Hayward, all of Hampton, VA; one brother, Glenn Deaton and wife, Jewel, Dayton, OH; and a sister-in-law, Billie Faye Deaton, Ages.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Stephanie Wyatt, Jessica Clay, Patrick White, Justin White, Jacob Raleigh, Grayson Raleigh and Samuel Deaton; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 until 9 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Sunday, July 21, 2013, in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Rod Raleigh officiating.
Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery with military rites by the Kentucky National Guard. Pallbearers will be Jacob Raleigh, Patrick White, Justin White, Jack White, Johnny Deaton and Donnie Sage. Samuel Deaton will be an honorary pallbearer.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.harlanobits.net.
Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.