Jeffrey Dewayne Deaton, 50, of Edgewood, passed away on March 1. He was born in Edmond, Oklahoma on Nov. 4, 1965, to parents George and Glenda. Jeff attended Edmond Memorial High School and shortly after enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he served for 21 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant and receiving commendations. Jeff was an accomplished mechanic and handyman who never hesitated to help anyone that was in need. He had a great sense of humor and always had a joke ready to tell. He also loved to cook, especially for others. Jeff’s greatest love, though, was his wife Mary. They were married on Sept. 13, 2008. Though they didn’t have children they have many dogs and other animals they refer to as their “furry kids.” Mary would like to say that Jeff is her heart and soul, her rock, and she will love him always. Jeff was preceded in death by his father George Deaton. He is survived by his wife, Mary Deaton; mother, Glenda Deaton; nephews, J.C. Cox, Ryan Cox, Aaron Deaton and Jason Dabbs; nieces, Misty Nettes, Lindsey Cox and Dreama Deaton; brother, Gary Deaton and sisters, Angela Fletcher, Kristie Cox and Darla Dabbs. A memorial service for Jeff will be held at the Nazarene Church in Moriarty on March 14, at 6:30 p.m. Mary would like to invite all those who knew and cared for Jeff to attend. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary.