Robert Thomas Deaton

Robert Thomas Deaton, 43, of Mt. Vernon died 7:35 a.m. Nov. 23, 2004, 
at his home. 

He worked at A.G. Edwards as an investment broker. 

Mr. Deaton was born Dec. 5, 1960, in Fairfield to Robert Jess VanBuskirk 
and Mitzie (Lee) VanBuskirk Deaton. He married Nancy (Raney) Deaton 
June 2, 1984, in Mt. Vernon; she survives. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate. Burial will follow 
at Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today 
at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. A walk through will be conducted 
at 8 p.m. by the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge. 

Mr. Deaton is survived by his wife, Nancy R. Deaton of Mt. Vernon; sons 
Brian Deaton of Mt. Vernon and Blake Deaton of Mt. Vernon; his parents, 
Jim and Mitzie Deaton of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Bill Deaton and wife 
Becky of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Sherry Wilson and husband Russell of Mt. 
Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his birth father, Robert Jess VanBuskirk. 

Mr. Deaton was of the Baptist faith. He was exalted ruler of the Mt. 
Vernon Elks Lodge 819, served on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson 
County Sports Authority, was head football coach of the sixth-grade team, 
was on the board of the Gridiron Club, served on the Mt. Vernon City Zoning 
Board, was past president of the Mt. Vernon Jaycees and was involved with 
many youth sports activities, JCSA baseball, flag football and basketball. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Sports 
Authority or Mt. Vernon Rams boys' basketball, baseball or football and 
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted 
to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary 
information at any time.

Date: 26 Nov 2004   
Source: Register-News
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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