Harris "Pete" Morgan Deere

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3, 1935

Departed on February 16, 2019

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Harris Morgan “Pete” Deere, born in 1935 in Johnson City, TN, passed away February 16, 2019, ending his valiant struggle with Alzheimers. Pete graduated High School in Johnson City and obtained his BE in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1957. After three years working with TN Highway Dept., Pete worked with Federal Highway Administration for 46 years before retiring in 2009. After retiring, Pete did volunteer work with Project Cure for seven years. Throughout his life he participated in Mission endeavors to India, Africa, Poland, Brazil, Panama, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Romania and has been an active member of Nashville First Baptist Church singing in the Church Choir for many years.

Preceding Pete in death are his parents Hulon and Omeria Deere; sister, Alice Hart.

Survived by his wife, Myrna Deere; children, David (Kim) Deere of Gallatin, TN, Keith Deere of South Pittsburg, TN and Liane (Rodney) Ray of Woodbridge, VA; grandchildren, Christopher Ray, Alicia Ray, Victor Deere and Taylor Deere; brother, Jim Deere of Greensboro, NC.

A Memorial Service will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 22, at Nashville First Baptist Church with visitation 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

4 Comments to Harris "Pete" Morgan Deere

  1. Tom and Olive Hudson
    February 18, 2019 3:16 pm

    Family has our prayers in the loss of a great servant of the Lord.

  2. mitzi
    February 20, 2019 11:38 am

    Myrna,
    My prayers are with you during this sad time. You did a wonderful job loving & caring for “Pete”!
    Mitzi– (former neighbor)

  3. Cj
    February 20, 2019 12:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Grief can be a difficult emotion to deal with. There are, however, 12 basic guidelines that can help you cope with grieving. They’re used by many grief counselors and they’re also biblical. You can download a free copy of the magazine titled “Help for those who Grieve “@jw.org

  4. Lynn Triplett
    February 21, 2019 11:39 pm

    Myrna
    It was a blessing as well as a privilege to have met the both of you and to take care of Pete . He was a very sweet man … he will truly be missed … so thankful he was able to sign your Valentine Card …. he loved you !!
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family
    Lynn Triplett RA
    Brookdale Assisted Living

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