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Stand spray at railroad track marks where David 'Elvis' Deane died

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, July 18, 2016

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A standing spray of flowers is set alone beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at the end of Depot Street to mark where David Allen

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A standing spray of flowers is set alone beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at the end of Depot Street to mark where David Allen "Elvis" Deane.

 

 



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David Allen "Elvis" Deane, May 17, 1951 – July 7, 2016.

 

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A standing spray of flowers is set alone beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at the end of Depot Street.

The family of David Allen “Elvis” Deane, 65, set them there as a tribute to a Greer man who frequently walked around Greer, often sitting down on benches on Trade Street.

His fascination with all things Elvis Presley led to his nickname, “Elvis”.

Deane was killed July 7 at 8:40 a.m. when an eastbound Norfolk Southern train collided with him midway between the East Poinsett Street and Trade Street crossings.

There was no eyewitness according to investigators’ reports.

A memorial service was held Sunday at Grace Place with family and friends attending and providing testimonials.

Deane was born May 17, 1951 in Coral Gables, Fla., to Raymond and Emily Deane. He was reared in Hialeah, Fla., and moved to Greer in 2000.

He lived with his brother, Bill, about 2.5 miles from the tracks. He is also survived by Donald, in Greer, and Robert of Tennessee.

Memorials may be made to Grace Place 407 Ridgewood Drive or Greer Mental Health, 220 Executive Drive, Greer SC 29651. A Go Fund Me page has also been listed.

 

 

 

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