ROBERT "BOBBY" DEATON, 77, of Weatherford passed
away on Jan. 14, 2008. Burial was in New Gordon
Cemetery at Gordon, TX. He attended Ranger High
School as a Junior in 1946 and a Sophomore in 1945
at Ranger, TX.
Robert Deaton was born on April 18, 1930, in Ranger
to the late Charles Nathan & Delphia Chipman Deaton.
A graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, the Rev. Deaton was a
pastor and planter of new churches in Texas and Ohio.
In addition to pastoring, Bob taught school in
Cleveland, OH, and Mansfield. The Rev. Deaton also
served as chaplain with Victim Relief Ministries and
operations officer for Christian Witness Ministries.
He was a member of Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church in
The thing Bob loved the most was the Lord and was
proudest of his family and his ministry for the Lord.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Deaton.
Survivors: wife of 59 years, Marene Deaton; children,
Darril Deaton and wife, Dawn, Marlene Deaton and Ronald
Deaton; grandchildren, Darin Deaton and wife, Alexis,
and Denise Deaton; sister, Pauline Deaton Pennock (RHS-
1941); and brothers, Charles W. Deaton (RHS-1943) and
Jack Deaton (RHS-1948).