GEORGETOWN - Deaton, Billy R., 64, joined our Lord in Heaven on April 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Bill was born in Depauw, IN, on September 3, 1948. He graduated from North Central High School and attended Northside Christian Church in New Albany, IN. Bill was a Vietnam Army Veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company in 2003 after 31 years of service. He was an avid IU and NASCAR fan and enjoyed camping, wood and metal working, ATV riding and mushroom hunting. He loved spending time with his family.
Bill was married to his loving wife, Brenda Foley, on June 3, 1967; they were married 45 years and welcomed two children and four grandsons into their family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Luella Deaton; and a brother, John F. Deaton.
Bill is survived by his wife, Brenda; children, Kevin Deaton and his wife, Randa and Kim Knott and her husband, Jeff; and grandsons, Kelby and Tristan Deaton and Dalton and Garrett Knott; sister, Nancy Martin; and a brother, Robert and his wife, Zada.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy., 64 NW, Ramsey, IN, with burial in Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown, IN. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 and after 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at the funeral home.
His family wishes to thank Dr. William Croft, Floyd Memorial Hospital staff, and Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to Northside Christian Church in Bill's name.
Swarens Funeral Home Inc
1405 Highway 64 Nw Ramsey, IN 47166
Published in The Courier-Journal on May 2, 2013