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Richard Elvin Deason, 72, Orange

On Friday, January 27, 2023, Richard Elvin Deason, loving father of 3, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 in Orange, TX. Richard was born on March 28, 1950, in Deridder, La. to Elvin Deason and Ruth (White) Deason. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1968-1972, receiving The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. After honorable discharge from the military, Richard worked as a sheet metal fabricator and was a member of Union Local 196. Richard had the biggest heart and lived life to the fullest. He never met a stranger, and his pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He was one of a kind and greatly loved by many. He was a friend to no end. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth, his father, Elvin, and his sister Patsy and brother John.

He is survived by his love Dana Speed, his brother, Mike and wife Juanita Deason, his 3 children, Michael Shane and Barbara Deason, Nicole and Dusty Wendel, and Jodi and Jake Mitchell, 8 grandchildren, Madisyn, Rylin, Summer, Presley, Kennady, Trinity, Marlie and Makayla as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard will be remembered most by his grand sense of humor, loving heart, welcoming embrace and will be missed by all. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.


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