James Deaton
July 7, 1931 - March 10, 2024

James Deaton, 92 of Zephyrhills, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024 with his family by his side. He was born in Shelby, North Carolina and moved to Florida in 2017. James was a textile worker and a member of Eastside Baptist Church in King’s Mountain, North Carolina. He was a hard working man, but made sure he was always home for dinner with his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR.

He is survived by his devoted wife of over 68 years, Shelby; son and daughter-in-law, James Richard “Rick” and Michelle Deaton; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Roger Bailes; grandchildren, Justin, Kelsey, and Wyatt Deaton and Roger Bailes as well as his  great-grandchildren, Austin and Payton. James came from a large family and was the last of 12 children.

At this time, there are no public services planned.


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