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Jack Tollison Deason

Jack Tollison Deason, 88, resident of 401 Whip-O-Will Rd. husband of Irene Wright Deason passed away Monday Oct. 27, 2014 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born in McCormick, SC he was a son of the late Franklin Pierce Deason and Gertrude Tollison Deason.

Jack was a 1951 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Textile Manufacturing. Upon his graduation he went to work for Milliken Textiles Abbeville Palnt. He was a retired owner and operator of Deason's Flowers with his wife Irene for over 38 years. He was a United States Navy veteran. Jack was also very active in his community having been a member of the Abbeville Jaycees, Abbeville Lion's Club where he was the recipient of the Lion of the Year award in 2014, he was former chairman of the Abbeville Christmas Parade, former chairman of the Abbeville Beautification Society, a member of the Silver Hair Legislator, and he was named to the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce's Hall of Fame in 2000.

Jack was a loyal and faithful member of Main St. United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees within the church such as the Administrative Board, Board of Trustees, Staff/Parish Relations, Methodist Men of the church where he was President for several years, he was the Trip planner and bus driver for the Methodist Youth Fellowship and the Goodtimers of the church for over 20 years. He and his wife Irene served as Youth Directors of MYF for over years 30 years. Jack was the first recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 given by the Methodist Men of the church.

The family of Jack would like to send a special THANK YOU to the staff and nurses at Health Related Home Care, Hospice of the Piedmont, Patriot Hospice and caregivers Linda Burton, Patsy Boyd and Beverly Manley.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years Irene Wright Deason of the home; two daughters Angela Sumner (David) of Lumberton, NC and Beth Deason of Abbeville, SC; one brother Frank P. Deason of Stanley, NC; four grandchildren Erin Kelly, Alan Kelly, Hailey Sumner and Joshua Sumner.

Two brothers Pierce Deason and Bob Deason and two sisters Lib Deason Wilkie and Betty Deason Jennings preceded him in death.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:00-7:00 PM


Main Street United Methodist Church
300 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, October 30, 2014
3:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Main Street United Methodist Church
PO Box 656
Abbeville, SC 29620

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it is hard that you have been gone a year today

fred Oct 27 2015 12:00 AM

happy father day to a special friend

fred Jun 21 2015 12:00 AM


HARBY WILLIAMS Jan 28 2015 12:00 AM

Mrs Deason and family, We are sorry about Mr Jack , he is a precious man with no enemys, every one who knew him thought well of him including us. We know he will be missed by all. When I think of him I remember that smile and how he did not meet strangers our prayers are with you. Love Carolyn & Sonny

carolyn & sonny @ sonnys auto parts Oct 30 2014 12:00 AM

Mr. Deason was a wonderful man who has left a great imprint on Abbeville. Treasure all the smiles and wonderful memories.

Wanda and Michael Sherard Oct 30 2014 12:00 AM

Mrs. Irene, Yesterday morning when I learned that Mr. Jack had gone to be with Jesus, I couldn't help but smile through my sadness as I pictured him in my mind, arriving in Heaven where his bright, shiny bus was waiting, cranked and ready to go. I don't imagine Mr. Jack and Jesus to be walking the streets of gold, but rather that Mr. Jack will be driving Jesus around in his bus...and every little thing will be alright.You will be in my prayers in the coming days and weeks.Carole

Carole Hill Oct 29 2014 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jack was a treasure to all who knew him.

Sybil Woodall Oct 29 2014 12:00 AM

Angela, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know your heart is broken. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and if I can do anything at all for you, just let me know.

Sybil Boone Oct 29 2014 12:00 AM

To Mrs. Deason and family: You have my deepest sympathy for your loss,May God comfort you all in your time of need.I have enjoyed working for you and Mr. Deason for this past year.You both are great, loving people, and I love you both. May God be with you and your family..Linda Burton

Linda Oct 29 2014 12:00 AM

To the family of Mr.Deason, Sorry to hear about the passing Mr. Deason. Our prayers will be with you all. My parents was the late Smokey and Frances Bond.

Darnell & John Hughes Oct 28 2014 12:00 AM

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