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OBITUARY

Caleb Winslow Deatherage

April 9, 1999December 26, 2019
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On Thursday, December 26, 2019, Private First Class Caleb Winslow Deatherage passed away at the young age of 20. Caleb was born on April 9, 1999 in Greensboro, NC, youngest of three. His sense of humor helped him overcome many sad obstacles in his early days. He entered the Army on December 26, 2017, very happy to be part of a family united. It was impossible not to be touched by his zest for life. From an early age, he showed compassion for his friends who struggled. He had a super large heart that was often hidden. Always a tremendous communicator, whether you were a child (which he loved to be with), in your 20’s, 50’s or even 90’s, he wanted to share in your life. When Caleb was in the room he was a tour de force, a focal point for conversation and everyone wanted to be near him. Though he faced many tragedies in his early life he was able to overcome them by reaching goals that he had set early on. We are all very proud of the Man he became. Caleb’s huge presence will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. And the world will be a poorer place with his passing. Caleb is survived by his mother, Joy Money; sister, Gabrielle Deatherage; brother, Ethan Deatherage and fiancé Katie Davis; father, Greg Deatherage and extended family as well as special friends, Angelica Acosta, Kaiya Graves, Landon Handy and Travis Carter. A Celebration of Caleb’s life will be held on Sunday, January 12th, 3:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 3:00 pm before the service.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Service Sunday, January 12, 2020

Memories

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C.J. Cornett

January 18, 2020

I didn't know him for too long I went to AIT with him in Fort Lee, Virgina. I was in a completely different platoon then he was in but i knew who he was as soon as i got there. Everyone kept talking about him and how he was the coolest guy there and how if you need anything he would be there for you. I eventually got my hair back after basic and when i went to the PX they cut my hair just like his and every drill sergeant started calling me mini Deatherage just as a joke but me and Caleb made the best of it calling each other brothers and started hanging out at the smoke pit. I can't believe that your gone and you will always be a brother to me.

Michael Reed

January 17, 2020

Had an opportunity to serve with you. You brought laughter to the motor pool and brought smiles to those around you. You will be missed brother.

Alex Wilson

January 16, 2020

you were not only an incredible goofball, but an amazing friend as well. through the tough times you were always able to joke and laugh through it. my condolences for the friends and family, he will be greatly missed.

Codian Blake

January 16, 2020

I’m lost for words... I remember you giving me so much advice when I was struggling to adapt to the basic training environment. I’ll always appreciate you for motivating me to keep pushing and to never quit. You’ll be missed ♥️

David Wills

January 16, 2020

Deatherage was such a great guy. Didnt get the privilege to know him we but he was always an amazing person to be around!! May you rest easy battle!! God Speed!!

Kyronne Drakeford

January 15, 2020

Realizing I won’t get to see you hurts the most because brody we had Korea planned out my mans I remember saying see you after break ... for a whole month walking into the motorpool has been crappy like man I remember the time we were working on the LM and you didn’t know if was suppose to leak and was like whelp we leave it for another unit problem ... no matter what we stood at parade rest for each other like we thought the other was a sergeant Lmaoo mannn hearing Drakeforddddd in the motorpool probably the coolest thing ever because I knew it was my boy DEATHRAGEEEEEEEEE ... my response impecable but you police me up and was always there when I needed to talk to someone I miss you so much life sucks but honestly you’ll be missed I have been so distraught since finding out... Owhh chic fa la runs for lunch time how we bonded and became even more cool with one another rest ez ... “MANNN I MISSS MY BATTTLEEEEEE”

Miguelangel Florez Moreno

January 15, 2020

Deathrage was a great guy. He always made me laugh when we’d go on those details. He always made us feel like we were part of something. Like we belonged there. He knew how to talk to us when we had problems, how to solve them. I’m happy that I met him. Thank you for everything. We’re going to miss you dearly Battle Buddy.

Kayla Clem

January 15, 2020

DEATHRAGE! I am sick to my stomach and lost for words. I know your friends and family will not know who I am, and for those of you that don’t. My name is Kayla. And I was in AIT with Deathrage for quite awhile. We became quite close and non the less, battle buddies. He will FOREVER be in my heart. He had the most handsome face and beautiful smile. He could make me laugh at any moment of any day. He definitely made time in the military bearable. I miss you dearly. And I am so sorry to your family. As I wish they didn’t have to go through such a tragic loss. I love my battles, and I love my battles family forever and always.

Andrew Mihalko

January 15, 2020

Deatherage, you’ll be missed man. You were one of the best people I have ever met in the Army.

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Alicia Fleming

January 15, 2020

D’rage, the most intelligent, outgoing, amazing person you’ll meet. Always had those smart deep intellectual conversations about life and goals in AIT, no matter how hard things got you kept going. I miss you so much! Rest easy

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Biography

On Thursday, December 26, 2019, Private First Class Caleb Winslow Deatherage passed away at the young age of 20.
Caleb was born on April 9, 1999 in Greensboro, NC, youngest of three. His sense of humor helped him overcome many sad obstacles in his early days. He entered the Army on December 26, 2017, very happy to be part of a family united. It was impossible not to be touched by his zest for life. From an early age, he showed compassion for his friends who struggled. He had a super large heart that was often hidden.
Always a tremendous communicator, whether you were a child (which he loved to be with), in your 20’s, 50’s or even 90’s, he wanted to share in your life. When Caleb was in the room he was a tour de force, a focal point for conversation and everyone wanted to be near him. Though he faced many tragedies in his early life he was able to overcome them by reaching goals that he had set early on. We are all very proud of the Man he became. Caleb’s huge presence will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. And the world will be a poorer place with his passing.
Caleb is survived by his mother, Joy Money; sister, Gabrielle Deatherage; brother, Ethan Deatherage and fiancé Katie Davis; father, Greg Deatherage and extended family as well as special friends, Angelica Acosta, Kaiya Graves, Landon Handy and Travis Carter.
A Celebration of Caleb’s life will be held on Sunday, January 12th, 3:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 3:00 pm before the service.