Ray Deason

Obituary of Ray Deason

On Sunday evening, March 28, 2021, Leslie "Ray" Deason, a loving husband and father of three daughters, passed away at the age of 78. He was preceded by his loving wife, Cathy Deason, who passed away on September 16, 2020. Ray was born on August 27, 1942 in Nashville, TN to Oswell and Ludy Mae Deason. He was a fireman in the U.S. Air Force and worked for 23 years at Peterbilt Manufacturing. Ray was an avid muscle car lover and had a passion for car shows, the Chevelle Club, and football! Survived by daughters Dawn (Jack) Whitson, of Pegram, TN; Angela Smith, of Spring Hill, TN, Jennifer (Chris) Alley of Gallatin, TN, and step-daughter, Kristen Martin of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Kayln Denniston, Carly Denniston, Hannah Prescott, Alex Prescott, Jacob Belcher, Savannah Goodman, Brayden Martin, and brother Michael Deason Sr. and sister-in-law "sis" Sally Deason, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was known for his expressive brows, infectious smile and quiet spirit. There will be a small Celebration of Life to be determined. In lieu of flowers, if you are feeling moved to do something in honor of Ray, please donate to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.
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