Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947

Robert Deaton ROBERT "BOBBY" DEATON, 77, of Weatherford, TX passed away on Jan. 14, 2008, with burial 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 Weatherford. 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).