Bobby Neal Deaton

Born: Tue., Oct. 8, 1946
Died: Tue., Jul. 6, 2021


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 11, 2021
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jul. 11, 2021
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home

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Bobby Neal Deaton, 74 of Shelby, passed away at his home on July 6, 2021.  Bobby was born on October 8, 1946 in Catawba County to the late Neal and Bonnie Lail Deaton.  Bobby was a woodworker in the furniture industry for most of his life. He was very industrious and a jack of all trades. Bobby was always working during his life. He loved music. Bobby played lead guitar and bass. For many years he sang with the gospel group, "The Evangelistics". The group included Bobby, his wife Patricia and her family. His favorite singer was John Denver. Bobby was a father figure to many and dedicated to his family. He always said "My children are my legacy". Bobby loved spending time with his children. Watching movies was a favorite past time. Star Wars was one of his all-time favorites. Bobby loved hotdogs, hot or cold, and summer sausage and cheese was a favorite snack.

In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Neal Deaton, Jr., one brother, James Arthur Deaton, and two sisters; Marjorie Dorothea Thompson and Bonnie Janita Deaton.

Bobby is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia McMahan Deaton, four sons; Anthony Larkin Deaton, Charles Michael Deaton, David Brandon Deaton, and Johnathan Alexander Deaton, three daughters; Caroline Michelle Beck, Athena Rebekah Clark, and Alene Nicole Parks, four brothers; William Baxter Deaton, Raymond Martin Deaton, Roy Andrew Deaton, and Peter Alton Deaton, one sister, Pamela Deaton Halsten, twenty-nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and host of other cherished relatives and friends.

The Deaton family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home in Maiden.  The funeral service will follow at  2:00 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in the chapel of Goodin-Drum Funeral Home.  Rev. Derwin Greeson will officiate.  Interment will follow at Lawings Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Maiden.

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Jerrica Lefler
   Posted Thu July 08, 2021
I am so sorry about popaw. I wish we all had more time with him but he is in a better place now and with his son Bobby (my daddy). Popaw was a wonderful, good hearted man who loved his family and friends. I am going to miss him so much. Popaw I love you and I am going to miss you.

Karen Biggs McDaris
   Posted Thu July 08, 2021
My heart is sad to hear about the passing of Bob Deaton. I loved to hear him sing “I Never Knew Love” in the gospel group Evangelistic Singers. Bob always had a sweet testimony and gave all to his guitar playing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patsy and the family. I love you all ❤️🦋

Brittany greene
   Posted Fri July 09, 2021
We will miss you papa I remember you playing your guitar and mawmaw singing it would always put me to sleep. And I remember how much you loved your birds how you would talk to them and whistle to them they love you as much as you loved them. And how you could have hour long Conversation with people and everyone would just take in all it you where saying and enjoy it as much as you did. And how you would share your love for Jesus and you would tell us kids you can do and over come anything with the Holy spirit. until I see you again I love you Papa

Mary Bradley Aka parks aka Nikkie sister
   Posted Fri July 09, 2021
Love and miss you Pawpaw he was a great man!!!!! You would make me smile when I was down rest in peace pops you are a guardian angel we love you most of all keep us all protected

Jeannette D Lippmann
   Posted Fri July 09, 2021
Caroline I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you and your family

Lacey Blakeman
   Posted Sun July 11, 2021
We are gonna miss you so much papaw you were one of the best papaws ever so many memories with you love you so much. love Lacey, Neil, Catherine, Jeremy, Maddie, and lil Anthony

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