Mr. Deering was born May 16, 1946 in Walker County, GA, the son of Mary Ellen Green Deering and the late Gordon William Deering, SR. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Deering was formerly employed in construction. He was also a former dirt track race car driver.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Opal Deering, daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Matt Dooley; mother, Mary Ellen Deering; brother, Paul Deering; grandchildren, Kevin Dooley and Nathan Dooley; nephew, Dilan Deering, niece, Andria Deering.
Graveside and interment services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Cloudland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Marlin Starnes and Rev. Jack Green will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Luke Rape, Joseph Rape, Bryan Aldridge, Jason Aldridge, Stacy Aldridge, and Anthany Holbrook. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and nurses of Summerville Harbin Clinic Dialysis and Dr. Hailu Demissachew.
The family will receive friends at Mason Funeral Home from 11:00 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that memorial contributions be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.