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Dale Thurman Deaton, Sr.

Dale Thurman Deaton, Sr.
July 18
07:46 2022

Dale Thurman Deaton, Sr., 66, of Woodson, passed away at his residence surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, July 17, 2022. His cremation has been entrusted to Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. The Deaton family will be holding a celebration of life luncheon beginning at noon on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the VFW in Breckenridge.

Dale was born to Glen and Juanita Deaton in Breckenridge, Texas, on September 10, 1955. At the age of 17, he joined the army and served his country until he was discharged. 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 “Little Bit” by those who knew him as a child. Dale will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Deaton is survived by his son, Dale Jr. and 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; along with his grandchildren, Braidi, Stetson, Cat, Myka, Chasin, and Kylie. Dale also has his first great-grandchild on the way!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Juanita Deaton, and his brother, John C. Deaton. Memorial donations in Dale’s name can be made to Solaris Hospice of Breckenridge and may be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at


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