Roy Bogart Deaton, 83, returned to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Poetry, Texas surrounded by loved ones.  A Memorial service celebrating Roy's life will be held 2 p.m.,  Sunday, May 28, at Harmony Baptist Church, 801 Airport Road, Helena-West Helena.

Roy Bogart Deaton, 83, returned to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Poetry, Texas surrounded by loved ones.  A Memorial service celebrating Roy’s life will be held 2 p.m.,  Sunday, May 28, at Harmony Baptist Church, 801 Airport Road, Helena-West Helena.

 Roy was born March 22,1934,4 in Marianna, to the late Sam and Flora Deaton.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  He was immersed in the Baptist faith that would be his lifelong support from an early age.  He taught Sunday School, lead the music, and sang with the gospel quartet, The Messengers, for over 20 years.  

Mr. Deaton owned and operated Deaton Glass almost 50 years in Helena-West Helena.

 Roy was blessed with a large and loving family.  He married his best friend Peggy Ann Deaton, on Feb. 28, 1975, in Helena-West Helena.  Roy enjoyed spending time reading his Bible, woodworking, and making clocks for family and friends.  He is dearly missed by his loved ones who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Creator.  Roy will be remembered for his faith, humor, and uncanny wit.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Myrtle Marie Blair, Riley Booker Deaton, Helen Marie Burke, and Fremont Deaton.

He is loved and will be missed by his loving wife, Peggy Deaton; his children, Cherie and Michael Schwantz; Roy “Bogie” Deaton, and Scarlett and Rodney Sebastian; grandchildren Devon, Brandon, Dakota, Jordan, Jaclyn, Jacob and Hallie; and brothers Joe Deaton and Mack Deaton.