Reverend Dr. Michael Deaton, 74, known by all as “Dr. Mike”, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Webster, TX. He was born on October 16, 1945 in Del Rio, TX and was raised there by his parents Lloyd and Ruby Deaton.
Dr. Mike served in the Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Forrestal and was on board during the tragic 1967 fire when he lost 134 shipmates. Though not always enjoying his time aboard ship, he was honored to have served in the Navy Band. At his last duty station in Rhode Island, he was able to play the music he really loved while serving in the Navy Jazz Band.