Roger Dale DeaverCenterton, AR, 1953 - 2020
Senior Chief Operation Specialist, Roger Dale Deaver, United States Navy, 66, of Centerton, Ark. went to be with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday, January 3, 2020. Though private with some aspects of his personal life, he was a Christian who believed in salvation in none other than Jesus Christ, and had asked him into his heart many years ago.
He was born February 28, 1953 in Noel, Mo. to Frank Alford Deaver and Leona Irene Robinson Deaver. Roger married Cindy Gayle Ennes on December 16, 1983 in Fairfield, Calif., and they shared 36 years of a wonderful marriage.
Roger was a 1972 graduate of McDonald County High School in Anderson and earned a Business degree at Diablo Valley College in Pleasanton, Calif.
He began his military career in 1972 with the United States Navy. He served 23 years retiring in 1995. Upon retirement, he was employed with Walmart Aviation Security for 20 years. He was a leader, not a follower, as he exemplified that in his two long-standing careers. He was characterized as an American Patriot of the highest degree.
Roger lived his life believing the only way to have a friend is to be one. He leaves a large company of friends who will remember him as always being the life of the party with his infectious smile and his kind, compassionate spirit.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jeffery Lynn Deaver and Frankie Lee Deaver.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Deaver; a cherished sister, Retha Ann Mitchell and husband, Ronnie of Anderson, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Monte Ennes and wife, Cindy of Holts Summit, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Phillips of Holts Summit, Mo. and Kathy Ennes of Bentonville, Ark.; niece, Casey Womack and husband, Jim of Holts Summit, Mo.; nephew, Chad Ennes and wife, Jennifer of Jefferson City, Mo.; three great-nephews, Boone, Cooper and Jase; and his four-legged companions, Spudszee, Sully and Tigger.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Anderson, Mo., with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, Kan. 66675, Disabled American Veterans, https://secure.dav.org/site/Donation2, or a local Animal Shelter.
Published January 8, 2020
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