Mr. Don Harold Deaton, Sr.
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Church of God Childrens Home of NC
    3485 Orphanage Circle
    Concord, NC 28027

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“The Christmas memories forever live within me. Mama has the Christmas tree decorated beautifully & soon there will be the aroma of our favorite...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Jenny Deaton - Shelby, NC

“Four months has passed since my Daddy was laid to rest. There are so many things He taught me over the years. I was fortunate to have lived at home...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jenny Deaton Stafford - Shelby, NC

“I am so very Thankful for my 3 older sisters!!! Donna, Becky, & Marie & Little brother Bo!!! My Mama was pregnant once again & my Daddy told me if it...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Jenny Mae Deaton - Shelby, NC

The Lawnmower “This is one of my stories that my mom loves to tell. I followed my Daddy around on his heels when he was home. He loved to be outdoors and so did...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Marie Matola - Shelby, NC

Daddy at grand opening of my new business “My daddy was known for his kindness to others. The only time he could say no was if it went against God's word. He believed in working hard for what...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Kay Deaton Huss - Belwood, NC

My Daddy was always working.... even on Fathers Day! “Hey Daddy.... I haven't been able to see you in your favorite recliner. I haven't been able to see you mowing the grass with your silly hat on and...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Marie Deaton Matola - Shelby, NC

“I'm just so very sorry that the family has to go through the loss of this wonderful man. My thoughts have been with my Aunt Hattie and my cousins off...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Sheila Hardy - Port Byron, NY

“So sorry to hear of your loss Jenny. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Sailors

“Jenny, Bo and family. Our hearts were saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Joe Green - Shelby, NC

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation... The Lord has called another one of his children home.  Amen “To the family: I know that one day we all will be together again in Heaven. GOD has chosen to take Don home and we must accept that and continue...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel T Derreberry - NC - Nephew

“Joyce & Jack -- So sorry for your loss -- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just know your brother is in a much better place and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Meda Dixon - Shelby, NC

“Donna we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. If there is anything we can do please let us know. If you just want...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Danny & Doreen

“So Very Sorry For Your Loss My Prayers Are With You And Your Family. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Virginia Pearson - Shelby, NC

“I didn't know Don but I did know Jenny. I am sorry for your loss. I know this is a hard thing to deal with right now as I have lost both my parents...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Ervin - Shelby, NC

“So sorry for your loss ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Jane Carpenterj - Shelby, NC

“Prayers for the family. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: David and Donna Ruppe - Shelby, NC

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17 of 18 | Posted by: David and Donna Ruppe - Shelby , NC

Mom & Dads 50th Anniversary Celebration Family Portrait '08 “I Will Always Remember My Dad As A Hardworking Independent Man Of God, Whom Raised 5 Kids And Supported Us Dearly Helped Us When We Needed Help, And...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Bo Deaton - Shelby, NC - Son


Mr. Don Harold Deaton, Sr., 73, of Shelby, NC, passed away on January 26, 2013, at his residence. A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late O.B. Deaton and Essie Wilson Deaton. Mr. Deaton had actively attended Royster Avenue Church of God. He had worked and later retired from Duke Power after nearly 20 years of service. He was a Carolina Panthers fan and enjoyed watching football, nascar, working in the garden and spending time outdoors. He was a life-time member of the Disabled American Veterans having served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lessie Haney Wilson, who had raised him as her own from his birth; one sister, Carolyn Cowart; brother-in-law, Jack Yates.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hattie D. Deaton of the home; four daughters, Donna Deaton Huss and husband Keith of Belwood, NC, Rebecca Deaton Walters and husband Brian of Angier, NC, Marie Deaton Matola and special friend Shawn Pruett of Shelby and Jenny Deaton Stafford of Shelby; one son, Don Harold "Bo" Deaton Jr.; two sisters, Joyce Tatham and husband Jack of Shelby and Bobbie Yates of Andrews, NC; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.