Horace Deese, age 87, of Cottondale, FL passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Horace was born January 14, 1934 to the late Clayton Deese and Anna Miles Deese. He was a truck driver for Wade Skipper for four years and enjoyed driving coast to coast in his truck. Horace and his family sold local produce to the community. He was a lifelong and second generation farmer. Horace loved to vacation in the smoky mountains, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Horace was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Pete, Elzy, JW, CL; sisters, Esther, Ruby and Thelma.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Clara Deese; children Donald Deese, Lonnie Deese, Vicky Bruner (Tim), Larry Deese (Marie) all of Cottondale, FL, Jerry Deese (Lisa) of Houma, LA, Judy Barfield (Jay Edvabsky) of Marianna, FL, and Anita Clausen (Tommy) Of Taylor, AL. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Horace will be 10 A.M. Monday, August 23, 2021 at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor James Braxton officiating. Interment will follow in the First Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Cottondale, FL, with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Kindred At Home Care and Covenant Hospice for the exceptional care they showed during this time.
Condolences may be made online at www.mariannachapelfh.com