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Claude Wayne Deas

November 1, 1942 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 76)


Claude Wayne Deas, age 76, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Monday July 23, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Deas was born on November 1, 1942 in Hazlehurst, Georgia the son of the late Wesley Sikes Deas and Harriet Julia King Deas.

Mr. Deas was a retired General Manager with Esco Industries and was a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Douglas, Georgia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Kitchens Deas.

Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Davis Carmical of Douglas, GA and Courtney Davis Ray (husband Charlie) of Atlanta, GA; son, Andrew Deas (wife Stephanie) of Douglas, GA; two brothers, Jimmy Deas (wife Dianne) of Alpharetta, GA and Richard Deas (wife Joanne) of Hazlehurst, GA; sister, Debbie Deas Owens (husband John) of Hazlehurst, GA; eight grandchildren, Charlie Carmical, Hank Carmical, Avery Ray, Griffin Ray, Grayson Ray, Addison Ray, Lily Deas and Drew Deas; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday July 28, 2019 at 2:00pm at St. Andrews Anglican Church with Father John Commins officiating. Interment will follow at Douglas City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 3pm until 5pm at his residence, 515 E. Jackson St., Douglas, GA.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome,org.

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to Claude's family, please visit our floral section.


July 27, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wayne Deas Residence
515 E. Jackson St
Douglas, GA 31533

Memorial Service
July 28, 2019

2:00 PM
St. Andrews Anglican Church
523 E. Ward St.
Douglas, GA 31533

July 28, 2019

Douglas City Cemetery
1623 N. Gaskin Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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