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August 13, 1936 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Funeral services for Loyd Deaton will be held on 2:00 PM Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Hugo, OK with Bro. Doug McClure, Bro. Danny Mills and Dr. Steve Deaton officiating; burial will follow at the Rattan Cemetery in Rattan, OK. Loyd went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Paris, TX at the age of 86.
Loyd Deaton was born August 13, 1936, in Spencerville, Oklahoma to Rufus and Emma (Wright) Deaton. He passed away on September 17, 2022, in Paris Texas, surrounded by his family who absolutely adored him. He attended Spencerville School through the eighth grade and then transferred to Rattan High School. During his sophomore and junior years, he attended Prosser, Washington High School. Loyd returned his senior year to graduate with his 1954 Rattan High School Class. Upon graduating Rattan High School, Loyd attended Murray State College in the fall of 1954 where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Vocational Agriculture Education. In 1958, he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University in Vocational Agriculture Education. He served seven years in the Army Reserves. After one year of basic training, he was hired as the Rattan Vocational Agriculture Teacher. He remained in this position for nineteen years. During his nineteen years as Rattan Vocational Agriculture Teacher, he played an active role in many different leadership positions and boards. Loyd was Vice-President of the Southeast District Vocational Teachers Association. Upon full filling the office of President of the Southeast District Vocational Teachers Association, he was named Rattan Schools Superintendent. Loyd completed his Masters of Education Degree from the University of Oklahoma with a Superintendents endorsement. He is currently the longest serving Agricultural Teacher and Superintendent in Rattans School History. He was Rattan Superintendent for 25 years. He was an instrumental part of the Rattan Rams winning tradition. He was the first Agriculture Teacher to start the Rattan Rodeo 59 years ago. He had never missed a rodeo or a performance in 58 years. Besides being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Loyd Deaton’s greatest accomplishment is that he has dedicated more than 40 years of life in Rattan, to educating a countless number of students, who have benefited from his guidance and experience, while at the same time enriching the entire community through his many endeavors related to his love of education and his students.
Loyd is survived by his wife Kay Ann (Hulse) Deaton. He married the love of his life of 61 years on June 9, 1961, in Rattan, Oklahoma. Loyd was the best girl daddy to his two beloved daughters. He thought the world of them. His grandkids were also the apple of his eye and loved them dearly. He is survived by Julie Ann Hallows and husband Tony of Rattan, Oklahoma; Linda Kay Green and husband Paul of Boswell, Oklahoma; Grandson Brady Loyd Palmer and wife Michelle Rattan, Oklahoma; Granddaughter Bree’Andra Putman and husband Britton of Wetumka, Oklahoma; Grandsons Sloan Green of Boswell, Oklahoma; Shane Green of Boswell, Oklahoma; Great Grand Children Bella, Swayzee, and Brittlee. One brother Wilbur Deaton of Rattan, Oklahoma and one sister Lavern Lindly of Rattan, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews
Loyd was proceeded in death by his parents Rufus and Emma (Wright) Deaton, one brother Melvin Deaton and one sister Irma Sue Burkham: in-laws Finis and Mae Belle Hulse.
Pallbearers will be Brady Loyd Palmer, Britton Putman, Sloan Green, Shane Green, Dakota Ragsdill, and Trey Woods.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Howard Boyett, Larry Boyett, Shane Nelson, Pete Smith, Larry Morgan, Dillon Bodine, Rick Buchanan, Vic Buchanan, Shawn Pinkston, Charley Cooper, Terry Cooper, Dusty Smallwood, Harold Greer, JD Mickel, Dewayne Henslee, Alan Henslee, Ricky Henslee, Ross King, Terry Noel, Lanny Noel, Sam Davis, Donald Wall, Bo Erwin, and Mike Green
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. at Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral home in Hugo, OK.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com .