Dale Thurman Deaton, Sr.
Dale Thurman Deaton, Sr., 66, of Woodson passed away surrounded by loved ones Sunday, July 17 at his residence. Cremation is being conducted, and the family will be having a memorial service at a later date.
Dale was born to Glen and Juanita Deaton in Breckenridge, on Sept. 10, 1955. At the age of 17 years of age, he joined the army and served his country until his honorable discharge.
Dale wore many hats throughout his life, cowboy, oilfield, welder, and ag construction. The one that he loved the most was working as a cowboy on numerous ranches. Dale was a member of the local VFW and the American Legion. He loved to cook at the VFW and hang out with his friends and family. Dale was fondly referred to as “Littlebit” by those who knew him as a child. Dale will be missed by his family and friends.
Dale is survived by his son, Dale, Jr.; wife, Resa of Woodson; daughter, Elaine Gober and husband Travis, of Woodson; sister, Lecia Campbell and husband Larry, of Springtown; brother, Robert Deaton, of Abilene; and numerous grandchildren; Braidi, Stetson, Cat, Myka, Chasin, and Kylie. Dale’s first great-grandchild is on the way.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Glen and Juanita Deaton; and his brother, John C. Deaton. A memorial can be made to the Solaris Hospice of Breckenridge.
The family invites friends to join them in Dale’s Celebration of Life Luncheon. It will be held at Noon Saturday, July 23, at the Breckenridge VFW.