ROBERT E DEERE JR.
ROBERT E DEERE JR., 44, of Ashland, Ky., formerly of Huntington W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born May 19, 1974, in Urbana, Ohio, a son of the late Robert E Deere and Martha Anne Deere. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Tammie Jo Stanley and Patty Kay Phillips, a nephew, John Michael Stanley, and a niece, Katie Anne Bowen. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Deere of Ashland, Ky.; a son, Robert E Deere III of Goshen, Ohio; two sisters, Misty Deere of South Point, Ohio, Melanie Curnutte of St. Albans, W.Va.; a brother, Martie Runyon of Georgia; five nieces, Ali Maranne Couillou, Brooke Porter, Alicia Holley, Stephie Bowen, Tara Runyon; two nephews, Zack and Josh Runyon; a lifelong friend, Homer Jason Wright; his faithful companion Brutus; and a number of aunts and uncles. There will be a celebration of life from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at Christ United Methodist Church, 2335 Pollard Rd., Ashland.