Paul Deerman, of Covington, passed away June 13, 2017, at 84 years of age. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Deerman owned and operated Paul’s Body Shop for 52 years. He was a devoted family man who liked to travel and fish whenever possible. Mr. Deerman was also an avid sports fan – especially NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ross and Eva (Croft) Deerman.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Ann Deerman; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Larry Bennett of Lawrenceville, Diane and Dean Petty of Lithia Springs; grandchildren, Gary Hammond, Marcus Bennett; great-grandchildren, Cameron Hammond, Colten Hammond, Chloe Hammond, Olivia Bennett, Amelia Bennett; sister, Frances Fells of Gadsden, AL; sisters-in-law, Mary Rogers of Covington, Mary Deerman of Eatonton; brother-in-law, Fred Lord of Covington; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service for Mr. Deerman will be held Friday, June 16, 2017, 11 a.m., at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3962 Salem Road, in Covington, with Dr. Phil DeMore officiating. Friends may visit with his family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, Thursday, June 15, from 5 – 7 p.m.