Age: 76 Address: Green Mountain Date of Death: Monday, January 13, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Boyd Cecil Deyton of Green Mountain, passed into eternity on Monday, January 13th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville.
A lifelong resident of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Cecil and Leora Tipton Deyton. He was also preceded in death by brothers Ben and Clyde Deyton. He was an educator in the Yancey County School System for 36 years, served on the original Board of Trustees of Mayland Community College, and was a Charter Member of Clearmont Volunteer Fire Department. He was a devoted member of Covy Rock Free Will Baptist Church and served as a community leader. Mr. Deyton will be well remembered as a Christian, coach, teacher, principal, avid farmer, friend and strong supporter of his political party.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years: Billie Jo Mace Deyton; daughters: Barbara Tipton and husband Tony of Burnsville; Jeannie Miller and husband Randy of Pensacola; Suzy Peterson and husband Stacey of Green Mountain; Stacie Burleson and husband Freddy of South Toe and Katie Boone and husband John of Spruce Pine; grandchildren; Adam Tipton and wife Jenny, Cody Tipton and wife Erin, Nick Tipton, Melanie Bennett and husband Jason, Bo Davis and wife Casey, Toby Peterson and wife Blythe, Corie and Casey Peterson, Britt, Cole and Jace Burleson, Macie and Trey Boone; great grandchildren: Carter and Callie Bennett; step grandchildren; Danielle and Tyler Miller; step great grandson; Mason Miller; a foster great grandson; 3 sisters: Hope Hensley, Helen Hughes and Doris Willis; 5 brothers: Lloyd, Clarence, Claude, Johnny and Donnie Deyton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7 P. M. Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 A. M. Friday, January 17, 2014 in the Cecil Deyton Family Cemetery on Charlie Deyton Road in Green Mountain.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 P. M. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Daddy will be missed most by his family for his ethical guidance and for his unconditional love and support.