November 21, 2012

Bobby Othel Deaton

Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Bobby Othel Deaton, 80, of London, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at his residence.  

Born on Oct. 9, 1932, at War Creek in Breathitt County, Ky., he was the son of the late Matt and Ella Morris Deaton.

He was a pilot and a retired United States Navy Lt. Commander.  

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Laverne Hosford Deaton; and one brother, Paul Deaton.

He is survived by four children, Wanda Caudill and Cynthia Gross, both of London, David Deaton of Madisonville, and Dianne Deaton of St. Mary’s, Ga.; three sisters, Iva Flynn and Ora Lee Cornett, both of London, Eula Saylor of Alexandria, La.; two brothers, Ernie Deaton of London and Oliver Deaton of San Antonio, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, plus a host of other friends and relatives to mourn his passing.  

The family will receive friends at Bowling Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23.