Ben Davis Deason
Ben Davis Deason, 81, of Stockdale, Texas, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Seguin. He was born Jan. 18, 1933, to Ray Horace Deason and Grace Mae Ratcliff.
Ben worked for the United States Postal Service for 29 years, of which 25 years he was the postmaster in Stockdale. He was a member of the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce, kiddie game chairman 1970-88, fire chief 1980-89, American Legion, Elks Lodge, charter member of Stockdale EMS, board of director and president of the Stockdale Branch of Hochheim Prairie, board of directors of Wilson County Appraisal District, and a member of First Baptist Church in Stockdale.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Joe Deason; and sister Wanda Miller.
Ben is survived by his wife, Helen Irene (Praytor) Deason; daughter Rena Mills and husband Terry of Stockdale; sons David Deason and wife Gina of Stockdale and Wayne Deason and wife Paige of Floresville; grandchildren Stephanie Vignal and husband Cody, Shannon Mills, Wesley Deason, Krystin Deason, Kayla Mills, Trevor Deason, Jean Deason, and Taylor Deason; great-granddaughter Claire Sylvester; sister Goldie Axon of San Jose, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5-7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Stockdale.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the church, with the Rev. Scott Jones to officiate.
Interment will follow in the Stockdale Cemetery in Stockdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boysville, P.O. Box 369, Converse, TX 78109-0369, or to a charity of one’s choice.