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Robert L "Bobby" Deaton

March 15, 1935 — June 8, 2023

Robert L. “Bobby” Deaton, 88, of Cave City passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023 at his home. He was born March 15, 1935 in Moorefield, Arkansas to Willis and Ethel (Manning) Deaton. He served in the National Guard during the Segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bobby was retired from Town & Country Grocery Store in Cave City where he was Manager for 20 years. He was also a member of the Cave City First Free Will Baptist Church in Cave City where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Song Leader and was a proud member of the Master’s Men.

Bobby loved traveling with his wife, Glyndene; he has been to all 50 states in the U.S.  He loved telling stories as anyone who met Bobby knew. He loved southern gospel music and attended the National Quartet Convention for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Deaton; one brother, Max Deaton; one sister, Jackie Sandy; and two grandchildren, Troy Sneed and Brian Gann.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Glyndene Deaton; his children, William T. Milligan, Linette (Randy) Gann and Glenda Waters; his grandchildren, Amber (Adam) Kelley, Amanda Blevins, Robert (Keeley) Dungan, Brittney Dungan and Lisa Gann; his great grandchildren, Austin Waggoner, Braxton Waggoner, Kaylee Kelley, Kiara Kelley, Tristan Kelley, Howl Dungan and Eli Gann; his brothers, J.W. (Kathy) Deaton,  and Elvis (Connie) Deaton; his sisters, Bonnie Faye Altwies and Vicki (Don) Jansma; and host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cave City First Free Will Baptist Church in Cave City with Bro. Trent Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the Ward Cemetery in Strawberry with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers will be Robert Dungan, David Deaton, Michael Sandy, Steven Sandy, Scotty Deaton and Shane Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Gann, Dewayne Mason, Randy Moody, Adam Kelley, William Milligan and the Cave City First Free Will Baptist Church Master’s Men.

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Visitation

Sunday, June 11, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cave City First Free Will Baptist Church

428 Matlock Road, Cave City, AR 72521

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 12, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Cave City First Free Will Baptist Church

428 Matlock Road, Cave City, AR 72521

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