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John Wesley Deer, Jr.

July 13, 1955 December 9, 2017
John Wesley Deer, Jr.
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John Wesley Deer Jr., 62, passed away on Saturday, December 9,2017.
Mr. Deer was born on July 13, 1955 in Columbia SC. He was a son of the late John Wesley Deer Sr. and Margie Reed Deer. He was a graduate of Newberry College and was a retired engineer with the CSX Railroad. He was a member of Olar First Baptist Church. He had coached football, basketball, and softball at Jefferson Davis Academy, Barnwell High School, and Bamberg Erhardt High School. He was an avid Clemson football fan and was a loving father and grandfather.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3PM in the Olar First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dale Hutto officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2PM until time of services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Olar First Baptist Church, 35 Hull St., Olar, SC 29843.
Mr. Deer is survived by his son Brandon Cody Deer of Florence, SC, daughter, Shannon (Andrew) Deer-Smith of Columbia, SC, grandsons Nikolas and Kassian Smith, brother, Todd Deer of State Road, NC, and sisters, Tanya (Robert) Watford of Myrtle Beach, SC and Robyne (Jerry) Joyner of Olar, SC.

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