In loving memory of

Richard Deakin
August 17, 1939 - September 26, 2019

Richard R. Deakin
Canton-Richard R. Deakin, 80, of Canton, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his home in Canton
He was born on August 17, 1939 in Canton, to Don J. Deakin, and Ruby Mae (Buffum).
He is survived by four children, Karen (Craig) Bouc, of Canton, Michelle Garner, of Canton, Don (Mandi) J. Deakin II, of Canton, and Sarah (Rich) Smolen, of Plainfield Illinois, one sister, Celia (Larry) Beam, thirteen grandchildren, Josh, Kyle (Chelsea), Emily, Curtis, Sara, Colton (Courtney), Sydnee, Justus, Jacob, John, Garrett, Cade, Kalina, and Olivia, and five great grandchildren, Adalynn, Silas, Harper, Charles, and Jade.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Linda Deakin, one granddaughter, Lexi and one great grandson, Tyson.
Richard was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked for Caterpillar as a tool maker for 35 years retiring in 1992. He loved taking care of his family and attending all of their sporting events and activities.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton at 11:30 a.m., visitation will be held the night before, Monday, September 30, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will immediately follow the funeral service at Cuba Cemetery in Cuba.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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Elda Churchill wrote on Oct 1, 2019:

"Richard always held a special place in our hearts. His kind and caring ways were deeply valued and appreciated by our family, and it is with sorrow and sympathy that we extend our love and prayers to all of his family. The Don and Elda Churchill family."

Pat and David Williams wrote on Sep 30, 2019:

"Don, we are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers."

John M wrote on Sep 30, 2019:

"Very sorry for your loss Don. I remember the SRC days well. Prayers for all of you."

Tammy and Russ Castagnoli wrote on Sep 28, 2019:

"Our deepest condolences to Karen, Don , Michele and Sara. He was a wonderful man! Prayers to you and your families during this difficult time."

Lori Ellsworth wrote on Sep 28, 2019:

"So sorry to hear of his passing. I loved waiting on him at Canton Family restaurant. He will be missed."