Funeral Service for David Deacon
Nigel & Alison Deacon

This is the text of the funeral service for David Deacon, inventor, engineer, father, great-grandfather, clockmaker, and husband of Cecelia Deacon. It is not a recording of the service but a read-through of the text, along with the music which was played. The service: 17 August 2020 at Hinckley, Leicestershire.

The music consisted of a song by Etta James and four pieces of music played by Nigel Deacon on the piano, one of them written in September 2019 for his father.

If you would like to hear the service, please click on the link below. It lasts a shade under 30 minutes. You will also find the order of service lower down the page and some photographs on Youtube.

Nigel & Alison / 17 Aug 2020

The Service

Order of Service


Text of the service, written by ND with contributions from RD and GD.

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