William Evans “Billy” Deanes

May 10, 1956 - April 12, 2020

05/10/1956 - 04/12/2020

Past Services

Visitation
Friday April 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
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Also Visitation will be Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel.

Cemetery
Sunday April 19, 2020
Riverside Cemetery
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Directions
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With Fireman Honor Guard

Service

ATTENTION FRIENDS

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS OF NO MORE THAN 50 AT A FUNERAL…IF FRIENDS WOULD LIKE TO BE AT THE FUNERAL, WE WILL HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM AND ASK THAT YOU STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE  SO THAT WE FOLLOW THE ORDER SET BY GOVERNOR COOPER FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY

THANK YOU ALL FOR UNDERSTANDING

 

MURFREESBORO, NC – William Evans “Billy” Deanes, age 63, of Hwy 35, passed away on Sunday morning, April 12, 2020 in Murfreesboro, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

A native of Murfreesboro, Billy was born on May 10, 1956 to the late Benjamin Frederick “Ted” and Lessie Vick Deanes in Hertford County, N.C. He received his education at Murfreesboro High School. He was active in Boy Scouts alongside his father and brothers. Billy was also a dedicated firefighter with the Murfreesboro Fire Department for thirty plus years; for many of those years he followed in his father’s footsteps as Fire Chief. He also served the Public Works Department of Murfreesboro for twenty-eight years. Billy was an avid sportsman, enjoying the time he spent fishing and hunting. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he dearly loved.  He was a kind-hearted, compassionate and generous man who always went above and beyond in order to help his friends, family and neighbors. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Billy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Stella Vick; paternal grandparents, Willie and Mary Deanes; parents, Ted and Lessie Deanes; and brothers, Freddie Deanes and Jeffrey Deanes.

Left to cherish Billy’s memory is his loving companion, Pat; his former wife, Penny Davis; his sons, William Ryan Deanes and wife Brandi of Ahoskie, Bobby Davis and wife Kitt of Gates, and George Whitley of Conway; six grandsons, Brantley and Jasper Deanes, Austin, Bradley, Cade and Mason Davis; and one precious granddaughter; two brothers, Joseph Wayne “Joe” Deanes and wife Katherine of Clarksville, GA and Tommy Lee Deanes and wife Gayle of Millennium; six sisters, Joyce Ann Putnam and husband Larry of Enfield, Vickie Louise Hunnings and husband Mike of Suffolk, V.A., Barbara Sue Benton and husband Wayne of Union, Nancy Gail Brittenham and husband Cumin of Aulander, Connie Paige Parker and husband Tommy of Aulander, and Sandra Denise Nabinger and husband Rick of Ahoskie. Billy is also survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and cousins. The pallbearers will be Jeremy Brittenham, Josh Brittenham, Justin Brittenham, Kevin Deanes, Ricky Deanes, Teddy Deanes, Brian Parker, and Allen Revelle.

Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions, Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC will be open for friends to pay their respects and sign the register book on Friday, April 17, 2020, from noon until 5:00 p.m.and Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.

A private family celebration of life graveside service with fireman’s honors will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with nephew, Rev. Christopher Deanes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 6, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro is handling the arrangements for the Deanes family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Richard E Zawislak
3 years ago

RIP Billy It has been many years ago I was living in Murfreesboro and was a member of the fire dept with him. He was a nice helpful compassionate person and would do anything for anyone. He will be sorely missed.

Hunter & Davina Spencer
4 years ago

We send our love, prayers and sympathy to the family. I’ll always cherish the pictures, memories and stories from all the past family gatherings throughout the years.

William L Deanes Jr
4 years ago

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences and thoughts and prayers for the whole Deanes family.

Ike Pipkin
4 years ago

Please hold yourselves close as a family as we remember the good times. I knew him and his father well while growing up in Murfreesboro until I went away to college in 1965. Isaac “Ike” Pipkin and family

Mary Frances Nurney (Byrum) & Robert
4 years ago

I remember all the good memories growing up. I will always treasure them. Billy was a favorite cousin of mine. Prayers and love to his family.

Thelma Francis Askew
4 years ago

I am so very sorry for your loss
He was a fine man and pray for God to comfort each of you during this time. Thoughts and love are sent to skk

Janet M Deanes
4 years ago

I send my deepest sympathy and love to all Billy’s children, grandchildren, and family; and to my dear cousins during this tragic loss of their brother.
I have so many fond memories of our family reunions and summers spent together. Even as a small boy Billy was a sweet and gentle soul, and grew into a kind and generous young man that will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege to know him. May he rest in pease in the loving hands of God.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Gordon and Glena (Hunnings) Bellflower
4 years ago

We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for family and friends.

Jane Marie Wells
4 years ago

So very sorry keeping
Pat and Family in my thoughts and Prayers. Rest easy my Dear Friend .

Patricia Outland burke
4 years ago

To all of the family, I have known all of you for many years and Billy was a special man. Kind and caring for everyone. Love and prayers❤️