Stillwater News Press

May 21, 2013

Deon Eugene Bearden

Stillwater NewsPress

— Deon Eugene Bearden, 43, died on May 16, 2013, in Stillwater. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Deon was born on Dec. 29, 1969, to Samuel R. Bearden and Betty Ann Thompson in Colorado Springs, Colo. He married Valerie Mellon on May 1, 1990, in Tyrone, Pa. They later divorced in February 2003. He graduated from Fresno High School. Deon was an acoustic engineer. Though he made a career in the audio industry, he never lost his enthusiasm for audio as a hobby and shared his enthusiasm with hobbyists around the world. He was a loving husband and father who adored his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel R. Bearden and Betty Ann Thompson.

He is survived by his parent, Lynne Bearden, of Fort Bragg, Calif; Spouse, Shannon LeGrand, of Stillwater; one daughter, Dakota J. Bearden; and one stepson, Sammy Yanez. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Shandy, Troy, Jason and Charity Bearden.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bearden family memorial fund c/o Shannon LeGrand, at 215 North Manning Street, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.