Mr. Deese was born on February 4, 1936, in Ranburne, Alabama, to the late Millard and Carrie Armstrong Deese. He was retired from the Federal Soil Conservation Service and also worked privately as a soil conservation consultant. He was also a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Ranburne.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Hugh Deese.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Obbie Jean Deese; his sons and daughters-in-law, Barry Joe and Anita Deese of Carrollton and Phillip Wade and Jenny Deese of Bowdon; his daughter and son-in-law, Regina Lynn and Tracy Jarrell, also of Bowdon; his grandchildren, Gilland Wade Deese, Carrie Lee Deese, Kylie Alyssa Deese, Ashlynn Shae Deese, AnnaLeah Charlie Deese, Megan Lynn Jarrell, and Mickah Ross Jarrell.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 1, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home. Rev. H.T. Henderson and Rev. Tony McManus will officiate. Donnie Muse will provide the music. Pallbearers will be Todd Turner, Ross Crockett, Fred Harcrow, Ed Robinson, Gil Deese, and Mickah Jarrell. Interment will follow the funeral services in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Ranburne, Alabama.
Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com.
Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.