Thursday, June 14, 2012

Carl David Deaton 1924-2006

Carl David Deaton was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to the union of Isaac “Ike” Nugent Deaton and Winnie (Lamb) Deaton.

He grew up in Texas and at the early age of 16 began his lifetime career with the Greyhound Corporation in Abilene, Texas.

Carl was united in marriage with Pauline “Polly” Virginia Deaton on Oct. 26, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark. Polly and Carl shared nearly 58 years of marriage prior to her death on July 15, 2005.

After serving a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Navy during World War II, Carl returned to the Greyhound Corporation and began moving up the ladder. He lived and worked in Arkansas, Kansas and California before settling down in Waynesville in 1969. At that time, he and his wife purchased the Greyhound Bus Station at Fort Leonard Wood. They operated the station for a number of years before they retired.

Carl was a longtime faithful member and supporter of the Waynesville United Methodist Church, where he served in several positions throughout the years. He was also active in the Lions Club and once served as a Boy Scout leader while living in California. Carl loved traveling, collecting toy Greyhound bus replicas and reading.

After a short hospital stay in Conroe, Texas, Carl went home to be with his Lord the evening of Sept. 5, 2006, at the age of 82.

 Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Deaton; and his parents, Ike and Winnie. He leaves behind one daughter, Nancy Schweigart of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Virginia Deaton; and one grandson, David Puchlettner of North Carolina; one great-granddaughter, Lillian Ruth Deaton; one brother, Ed Deaton of Sulphur Springs; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in Little Rock, Ark., under the direction of Griffin, Leggett, Healy and Roth, with the Rev. James Lumpkin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Waynesville United Methodist Church.

Carl was truly a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.

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