Robert Thayer Deyo, 1939-2017


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Robert Thayer Deyo, 78, of Pine Street died Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born in West Brattleboro, Vt., on January 23, 1939, the son of Wilfred and Belle (Thayer) Deyo. He attended schools in Brattleboro and served in the U.S. Army. Robert worked as a cobbler at Bob’s Shoe Repair and was a 45-year member and past commander of the American Legion in Springfield. Vt. He loved trains, going out to eat, and NASCAR.

On December 11, 1999, he married Carolyn Blake, who survives him. Also surviving him are his sons Roger Deyo of Springfield, Vt., and Samuel Colby of Hardwick, Vt.; his daughter Susannah Colby of Sharon, Vt.; and his grandchildren, Raelynn and Noah Colby.

A memorial service will be held at 2p.m. Saturday, April 15 at the Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Vt. Burial will take place in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, Vt., at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family c/o The Assembly of God Church, 269 River Street, Springfield, VT 05156.

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