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Willie Russell Deane

Born: Thu., Nov. 1, 1934
Died: Sun., Apr. 28, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: Riverview Cemetery

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Willie Russell Deane


     Willie Russell "Billy" Deane, 84, of Keswick, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Rosewood Village at Greenbrier Drive in Charlottesville.      

     He was born on November 1, 1934, in Greene County, a son of the late Robert C. and Mary B. (Dowell) Deane.     

      In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his wife: Elizabeth Ann Deane.

     Billy retired from Brady Bushey Ford, as Sales Manager, after 27 years.  He was a Veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army.  He loved horse racing and spending time with his five grandchildren, Dalton, Madison, Hunter, Aidan, and Evynne.

     Survivors include a daughter: Michelle Deane Stafford and her husband, Jamie of Palmyra; a step-daughter: Wanda Breeden and her husband, John of Palmyra; a step-son: Mark Charron and his wife Amy; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.    

      A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Riverview Cemetery in Charlottesville by the Reverends Richard Clore and Allison Jackson.     

      The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Hospice of Charlottesville.          

      Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Thomas Crocco
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
Sending peace and love from Jersey to y’all. Praying you find comfort in each other’s support and love during these sad days, and years ahead. May Ole Joe Rest In Peace.

Johnny and Connie Wood
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of Billy's Passing.
Johnny said he is sure Billy, Gordon, Hicky, and the rest of his old racing buddies are having a grand celebration on this Kentucky Derby Day.

Aubrey and Linda Hipp
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
Billy was a wonder and helpful neighbor. The neighborhood sees empty without him here. May God give you strength during these times.

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