Mr. Deakins was born in Washington County and the son of the late James Cooper & Ophie Morrow Deakins.
He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of several local community organizations, enjoyed coaching and working with youth programs. He enjoyed farming, but most of all spending time with family.
Mr. Deakins was a United States Army Veteran and a retired Foreman at Eastman Kodak Company.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Deakins, Jonesborough; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda & Greg Davis; grandchildren Justin Davis, Morgan Longworth (Andrew), Landon Davis (Ashton) and Brandon Davis; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Freddie Deakins (Fran), Geraldine Rogers (Jimmie), Jimmy Deakins (Kathy), Mary Campbell and Jane Boston (Brett); and several nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Davis and Pastor Randal Emert officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Saturday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to the Deakins family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821