Deward Maxwell Deem, Jr., 75, Russell, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home.

He was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Cairo, W.Va., to Deward Maxwell, Sr. and Mary (Jinkins) Deem. He was a 1960 graduate of Harrisville High School.

He married Marjorie Ann Barton on April 16, 1966, in Russell. He was a rig supervisor with Praden & Deem Drilling, Gabert & Jones Drilling, Shield Oil Co. and Cheyenne Drilling.

Survivors include his wife, of 51 years; two sons, Kevin and Keith Deem, both of Wichita; and two brothers, Roger Deem, Smithville, W.Va., and Mike Deem, Harrisville, W.Va.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m at the mortuary.