Richard Peyton Deese

Richard Peyton Deese

Richard Peyton Deese, 86, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 1, 2021.

He was born on June 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida where he lived all his life. He was a member of the IBEW Local 177 for 55 years where he joined in December of 1966. He loved his church and was an honorary Deacon at Lannie Road Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman, loved spending time on the water, spending time with his family and dog Sassy. He touched many lives and was a friend to many. Anybody that came in contact with him knew what a special person he was.

He was preceded in death by his sons Rick Deese and Shane Deese.

Richard is survived by Pat his wife of 53 years, daughter Sharon Hice, son Mike Deese, brother Robert (Ruth) Deese, sister in laws Rosie (Doc) Burch, Irma Heape, and Martha Griffin, 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with Richard Wimberly Jr officiating.


  • Martha Griffin Posted May 9, 2021 5:37 pm

    Memorial will be held at a later date for family members only with a few family friends.

  • Josh Posted May 10, 2021 9:54 am

    Mr. Deese was a very good humble man. I had the privilege to work around him at W.W. Gay Mechanical when I came back to work there. He was a man of God and always had a positive attitude. I enjoyed speaking with him and hated to hear about his passing. The world could use more guys like him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Deese family. Josh

    • Sharon Deese Hice Posted May 15, 2021 9:07 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. He was one of a kind. A great Dad.

  • Belinda Deese Posted May 17, 2021 10:57 pm

    I am praying for all of you all. Love you!

    • Sharon Hice Posted May 18, 2021 7:23 pm

      Thank You.

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