Conroe Remembers R. A. “Mickey” Deison

Picture courtesy of Metcalf Funeral Directors.

The City of Conroe mourns the loss of another beloved member of our community, R.A. “Mickey” Deison Jr. Mayor Pro Tem Duke Coon has ordered flags to be lowered on the 28th of October to half staff at all city buildings and facilities in honor of Mickey Deison’s life and selfless dedication to the County he loved.

“I am deeply saddened by his passing.” Mayor Pro Tem Duke Coon said. “My heart goes out to his family. Mickey was a truly inspiring man who devoted his life to this community.”

Deison served two terms as Mayor of Conroe, from 1971-74. In 1977, he was appointed as county judge, a role in which he served until 1982, when he stepped away from politics to focus on his law practice. In addition to practicing law, Deison served this community as founder of the Montgomery County Youth Services, lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Montgomery County Bar Association, President of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Chairman of Conroe Industrial Development Corporation Board (CIDC), a member of Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club and a mentor for Project Mentor.

Deison was known as an avid pilot. His passion for flight as well as his concern for Conroe’s economic future resulted in the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport air traffic control tower being named in his honor in 2011 and subsequently in 2013, Conroe’s 248-acre Deison Technology Park.

“We will miss seeing Mickey Deison in Downtown Conroe; yet, we are comforted to know that he was able to see his vision for the Deison Technology Park begin to take shape,” said Danielle Scheiner, CEDC Executive Director. “The park will be a lasting legacy to Mickey’s economic development vision.”

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