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Scott Eric Deaton

April 12, 1983 ~ April 3, 2020 (age 36)


Scott Eric Deaton, age 36, of West Frankfort, IL, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at his home.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the family chose to cremate, and there will be a Memorial Celebration of Life Service at a later date.

The Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the arrangements.

Scott Eric Deaton was born on April 12, 1983 in Marion, IL, the son of Carl Raymond Deaton and Gwenda Faye (Fletcher) Deaton.

Scott formerly worked at Game Stop and Advanced Auto in Marion, IL, and at Radio Shack in Mt. Vernon, IL, and also formerly worked at the Mt. Vernon airport.

He attended Soul’s Harbor House of Prayer in West Frankfort, IL.  He also enjoyed volunteering and assisting with clients of Life Recovery Ministries, and he cared about sharing Jesus with those he met.

He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, motorcycles, video games, animals, fast import cars, joking around and making people laugh.

Scott is survived by his four siblings: James Heusner and wife Lori of Thompsonville, IL, Mark Heusner and wife Tammy of Thompsonville, IL, Diana Deaton and companion Bobby Shreve of Creal Springs, IL, and David Deaton of Peoria, IL; his special friend Sarah Elizabeth (Howell) Brown of West Frankfort, IL; and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Soul’s Harbor House of Prayer, 10468 Highway 149, West Frankfort, IL 62896.

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