Mr. Eugene Allen "Gene" Deaton, 48, of Ocean Springs, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Ocean Springs.
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He was employed with Beau Rivage for the past 13 years. He was loved by a lot of people and know for his big heart. He hardly met a stranger.
He enjoyed working on race cars with his brother and dad, and spending time with his friends.
He is preceded in death by his father Verlin Eugene Deaton and his niece Christin Deaton.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Ellen (Kenny) Hatch; siblings, Becky (Scott) Thompson, Joe (Michele Arthur) Deaton, Robin Reichard (Randy), Glenn Willard (Michelle) and Jim Willard. He is also survived by his former wife, Sue Deaton; step mother, Bonnie Deaton; nieces and nephews, Ryan Schafer, Shae'La Thompson, Alysha Thompson, Josie Deaton, John Neargarder, Staci Young, Kayla Willard Amber Willard, and Eric Willard; his best friend and fur baby Lucy, and a host of great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, and extended family members and friends.
That family will receive friends for visitation from 3-6 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Southern Mississippi Funeral Services, 6631 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. A memorial service in Ohio will be announced at a later date.
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