Sam E. Deaton, 74, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident near Salem, Indiana.

He was born on August 31, 1942 in Breathitt County, Kentucky, the son of the late John and Beulah Deaton. 

Sam was a retired machine operator for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana for 40 years, retiring in 2003 and was also a farmer. 

He graduated from Salem High School in 1961 and was a member and Elder of the Little York Christian Church.

Sam was also the Secretary for the Elk Creek Conservancy and a member of the Little York, Gibson Township Volunteer Fire Department.  

He liked watching NASCAR and loved attending and supporting all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren in their activities. 

Sam was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Johnny Deaton.  Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Malvina M. (Cox) Deaton; a son, Eddie and his wife Shelley Deaton of Scottsburg, Indiana; a daughter, Connie Jean and her husband Mark Brewer of Scottsburg, Indiana; three brothers, Walter and his wife Sue Deaton, Bill Deaton and Ronnie Deaton all of Scottsburg, Indiana;  two sisters, Ruth Mallory of Scottsburg, Indiana and Malvery and her husband Ron McKim of New Albany, Indiana; five grandchildren, Emily Gilles (Scott), Megan Hurst (Scotty), Courtney Brewer, Mallery Haendiges (Trey) and Brant Deaton and four great grandchildren, Samuel, Stella, Sophie and Norah. 

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Marc Carr officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Saturday and after 11 am Sunday

Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.  

Memorial Contributions: Little York Scholarship Fund through the Washington County Community Foundation  c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.