DEER, Raymond L.

Date of birth: 17 Jan 1903 Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 25 Jan 1977 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Source: Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, February 2, 1977

      The Rev. Jesse McKiny conducted funeral 
services at Eskew Funeral Home in Edinburg at 
1:30 p.m. Monday for Raymond L. Deer, 74, 
Edinburg route 3, who died at 6:30 p.m. 
Tuesday at University Hospital at Indian-
apolis after a one-month illness.  The services 
originally announced for Friday were postponed 
because of severe weather.
      The burial was at Rest Haven at Edinburg.  
Pall bearers were Leland Robertson, Welbourne 
Snepp, Ted Wertz, Rick, Alan and David Piercefield.
      Deer was born Jan. 17, 1903, in Johnson County 
to Willis H. and Susan Plummer Deer.  He married 
the former Alta Stainbrook Oct. 28, 1924, and she 
      A member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church at 
Smithland, he was a member of the Edinburg Masonic 
Lodge #100.
      A farmer, he was retired from Miles Labora-
tories at Edinburg.  After his retirement he had 
been employed with Robertson Chevrolet at Edinburg; 
he attended Purdue University and Franklin College.
      Other survivors include a daughter, Jane 
Taylor of Edinburg; two grandchildren and a great-
      He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna 
Paddack Voris and a brother, Lloyd Deer.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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