Mark E. Deakins

June 09, 1954 ‒ March 02, 2010

Galion, OH and Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mark E. Deakins, age 55, of Galion, Ohio and formerly of Amity, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Galion Community Hospital from an apparent heart attack. He was born on June 9, 1954 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Larry and Sue (Styers) Deakins. Mark served in the United States Air Force and was employed with Cardington Yutaka Technologies. Mark was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish, but most important to him was the time he spent with family and friends.

Besides his parents he is survived by his wife Tamela (Muehling) Deakins, four daughters, Haidee Deakins, Hannah Deakins, Sarah Deakins, Allissa Deakins, three step-children, Sarah Muehling, Michael Livengood and Christopher Livengood, two step-grandchildren, Selena and Dinah Muehling, a brother, Tracy (Trudy) Deakins of Amity, two sisters, Kimberly (Ronald) Johnson of Danville and Tiffany (Darrell) Cagnon of Mount Vernon.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 11 AM until the time of service. Rev. Steve Andrews will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Amity Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mark E. Deakins.