In Memory


Jimmy Lawrence Deason
Funeral service for Jimmy Lawrence Deason will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Linda Lusnia officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko.

Jimmy Lawrence Deason, age 76, Apache, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 14, 1940 in VanBuren County, Arkansas to Ira Napoleon and Bertha Renè (Hutson) Deason. He attended school in Marldton, Arkansas and moved to Borger, Texas while in high school. He was a 1958 graduate of Borger High School. Throughout his high school years he played in the marching and concert bands. He was also a member of a car club in Borger. He had worked as a paper boy from ages 11-15, as a bus boy and bell hop at the Borger Hotel and did some oil and ranch work through high school. In 1958 he enlisted in the U.S Army and served with the Signal Corp.

Following his discharge he began a long career with the FAA where he served as a Professional Airways Systems Specialist from 1962 until 1997. He later worked as a census taker in the 2000 Census. Jimmy married Karen Jo Pohlemann on April 16, 1976 in Oklahoma City.

Jimmy was a member of the High Desert Motorcycle Club in Rock Springs, Wyoming where he served as a road captain for the club. He was also a member of the Mesa Masonic Lodge #55 in Colorado. He enjoyed motorcycles and camping.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; five children and their spouses, Julie and Amir Moradi, Lahoya, California, Michael Deason, Oklahoma City, Michelle Renè and Wesley Sherman, Denver, Colorado, Traci and Jory Nielson, American Fork, Utah and Michele Abeyta, Elgin; ten grandchildren, Jeanette Poehler and husband Aaron, Bijan Moradi, Arman Moradi and Iraj Moradi, Macklain Sherman and wife Ashley, Dalton Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Daniel J. Abeyta, III, Isaiah Abeyta and Rachel Abeyta; a great granddaughter, Claire Poehler.

His parents, a sister, Sandra Rickards, and a son-in-law, Dan Abeyta, Jr., preceded him in death.
Published in Borger News Herald on Dec. 13, 2016


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