Tom Deaton, 67, of 1721 Griffith Avenue died Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at his home. He was born in Breathitt County, Kentucky, a son of the late Frank and Molly Miller Deaton.
He served as a corpsman in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He held a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Murray State University. His career included serving as vice-president of Field Packing Company in Owensboro and President of Ziegler Foods in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He retired as president of of Southern Foods in Columbus, GA in 1989. Follwing his retirement, he was a part-time instructor of business classes at the Owensboro Community College.
Mr. Deaton was an active member of Settle Memorial United Methodist church, where he served on the Administrative Board, taught a young adult Sunday school class and established an outreach ministry for inner city children. He founded the Amy Lynn Deaton Memorial Foundation, which funded three bone marrow drives for the National Marrow Donor Program and provided sponsorship for the Relay for Life.
Mr. Deaton was preceeded in death by a daughter, Amy Lynn Deaton. His survivors include his wife, Janice Deaton, two daughters, Sharon Darrell of Suffolk, VA and Angie Dortch of Louisville, four grandchildren, Drew and Aaron Darrell of Suffolk, VA and Audrey and Logan Dortch of Louisville, three brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive visitors at the Glenn Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 11 a.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Glenn Funeral Home Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kids Church Program at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 East Fourth Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.
|Birthplace:||Breathitt County, Kentucky|
|Resided In:||Owensboro KY USA|
|Visitation:||August 03, 2001|
|Service:||August 04, 2001|
|Cemetery:||Owensboro Memorial Gardens|