Merle Lee Deaton age 82 of Campbellsburg

Merle Lee Deaton age 82 of Campbellsburg

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Mr. Merle Lee Deaton age 82 of Campbellsburg passed away Thursday, June 22 at his home.

Mr. Deaton was born August 3, 1934 in Campbellsburg the son of Ford and Catherine Chastain Deaton.  He was a Christian by faith.  He was an employee of Imperial Clevite for 35 years and retired from Dana Corporation in Mitchell after 15 years.  He was also a farmer and an Army veteran.  Merle was an avid fisherman and archer and liked to hunt rabbit, squirrels, raccoons and mushrooms.

Merle was preceded in death by his wife:  Jean Yovonne Deaton on January 3, 2008 and his parents.

He is survived by one son:  Greg Deaton of Campbellsburg, two sisters:  Anna Mae Wolfe of Paoli and Louise Sama of Salem and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1 at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-time of service.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wonder Valley Christian Camp.