Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948

Gene Deaton GENE FRANKLIN "BO" DEATON, 85, passed away May 24, 2016. Gene was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Ranger, TX along with his twin sister, Jo Ann, to William Franklin & Meda Vaden Deaton. Jo Ann gave him the name "Bo" while trying to say brother and it stuck for a lifetime with family and friends. He attended Ranger High School in the Class 1948. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Japan and graduated from North Texas State University. Gene was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company for over 30 years in the Property Tax, Real Estate & Claims Department. Gene was a good softball player, a fair tennis player and a poor golfer, but he loved it. He was a member of the Altamesa Church of Christ in Fort Worth, and served as a deacon in congregations in Oklahoma City, OK. He was a most kind, considerate & loving husband, father and grandfather, and his dry sense of humor will be sorely missed. Survivors at the time of his death: Wife, Janice; daughter, Jo Ann McKay and husband, R. John McKay, of Cleburne; son, David Franklin Deaton of Booneville, AR; sister, Jo Ann Deaton Beavers (RHS-1948) and husband, Doyle, of Ft. Worth; nephews, Scott Mahaffey and wife, Kathi, of Fort Worth, Stephen Mahaffey and wife, Sherry, of Carthage; and many other relatives and good friends.