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Casey Deaton

08/28/1976 - 03/18/2024


Obituary For Casey Deaton

On Monday, March 18, 2024, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Daniel Casey Deaton, husband, father, and lover of Jesus passed away at the age of 47. He was born August 28, 1976 to Harold Wayne Deaton and Linda Simmons Deaton in Okinawa, Japan. He was welcomed by two older sisters, Johnna and Cara. After graduating from Pontotoc High School in 1994 Casey went on a tour of colleges and universities including Northeast MS Community College where he studied English and was a member of Campus Country; University of MS where he studied history and philosophy; Blue Mountain College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and History; and finally Liberty University where he received a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. On October 24, 1998, Casey married the love of his life, Heather Weeden Deaton. Over the next few years Casey and Heather grew their family by welcoming Josie, Gideon, and Lydia. Casey will always be remembered as the husband and father who loved without condition. Casey is held lovingly in the hearts of all who were blessed to know him. His passion for Christ was tangible. Casey's laugh and sense of humor were infectious and drew even the most skeptical toward him. He had a unique gift of combining his love of all things Jesus with his crazy brand of humor. He had the ability to make even the most mundane task a one-man comedy routine. The mark Casey left on the hearts of others is seen and felt by those who knew him as a camp counselor at Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford, MS; Youth Minister and Worship Leader at By Faith Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS; Minister of Youth at Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory, MS; Mentor at Global Youth Ministry in Bristol, England; Associate Pastor of Students and Mission at First Baptist church in Amory, MS; and Director of Childhood Ministries/Music Associate/Worship Leader at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS. Casey's love of music could be heard at a very early age as he kept his sisters awake banging on his drums. Throughout his life Casey shared the message of the Gospel through his music. He shares this love of music with his entire extended family. Casey was often joined by his three children during worship services to share the love of Christ through music. Mr. Casey, as he was affectionately called by the youth and children whom he served, was a warrior for Jesus in every aspect of his life.
Services will be 11:00 am on Friday March 22, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo with Bro. Matt Stark and Dr. John Boler officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday March 21, 2024 at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton has been entrusted with the caring for the family.
Survivors include his parents; wife, Heather Deaton of Tupelo; daughter, Josie Dove (Dylan Laird) Deaton, son, Gideon Case Deaton, daughter, Lydia Mae Deaton; sisters: Johnna (Jim) Corley and Cara Holley; father-in-law, Jimmy Dale Weeden, mother-in-law, Mona Weeden; sister-in-law, Alanna (Mark) Bledsoe, sister-in-law, Jodi (Josh) Forsyth; nephews: Will Corley, Wesley (Carley Pannell) Corley, Brooks Holley, Grady Bledsoe, Milo Forsyth, Match Forsyth; nieces: Caroline (Clark) Carlisle, Gwen Holley, Ayla Bledsoe, Maisley Forsyth; great-nieces: Mila Carlisle and Scottie Carlisle; great-nephew, Chuck Carlisle; grandfather-in-law, Alton Holden, grandmother-in-law, Earnestine Holden, grandmother-in-law, Sallie Bee Weeden.
Preceded in death by his grandmother, Reba Deaton, grandfather, Delton Simmons, grandmother, Sarah Simmons
Pallbearers will be Will Corley, Wesley Corley, Brooks Holley, Jacob Collins, Eric Glasscock, Clark Carlisle
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com

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  • 03/21/2024

    Prayers for the family May God give you peace on your hearts during this time.

  • 03/20/2024

    My prayers are with you all. May the peace that passes understanding surround you in the coming days.

  • 03/20/2024

    I am sending my condolences from the UK (Wales) Casey touched the lives of so many here during his time in Bristol. Mine included. My fondest memory sitting up until 4/5am on school camp talking all things religion, politics, music and everything in between. Casey inspired me to be a better person- his love for people and life was tangible, and it made me want to live my life in such light. A very special person and I cannot imagine the loss felt by his beloved family. Sending all the love. Kate and Zoë xx

  • 03/20/2024

    Mr Casey was always so kind and included the kids of Emanuel Hispanic Baptist church. He always gave us any extra children's material he had for our kids and the activities brought smiles and joy to our kids and for that we are grateful. On a personal not my mother Gladys and I will always remember the musical talent Mr Casey was blessed with and the musical worship that he and the praise band led at Calvary that truly were a blessing to us. We know that he is leading worship in Heaven now but we will miss him very much. God Bless and hugs Gladys and Eva Diaz

  • 03/20/2024

    Prayers for strength, comfort and peace...

  • 03/20/2024

    Casey touched the lives of everyone he met and we were especially blessed during the time that the family spent in Bristol, England. We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Heather, Josie, Gideon and Lydia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  • Peace & Serenity Dishgarden

    Peace & Serenity Dishgarden was sent for Casey Deaton - 03/22/2024

  • Joyful Memory

    Chandler Gurley sent Joyful Memory for Casey Deaton - 03/21/2024

    To our Casey, your favorites are rejoicing with the angels as you sing praises to our Father. We will join you one day 🙂 Oh, what an amazing day that will be.

  • Enduring Spirit Pothos Basket

    Sesiley Daugherty sent Enduring Spirit Pothos Basket for Casey Deaton - 03/21/2024

    To: Cara Holley God called him home early, a testament to his unwavering faith. Though he may be physically absent, his spiritual presence continues to inspire others. Sesiley Daugherty

  • Peace & Serenity Dishgarden

    Peace & Serenity Dishgarden was sent for Casey Deaton - 03/20/2024

  • The Peace Lily

    The Peace Lily was sent for Casey Deaton - 03/20/2024

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