OBITUARY

Johnny E. Deal Sr.

May 24, 1943March 12, 2019
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Johnny E. Deal, Sr., age 75, of Apex, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by his family.

A funeral service will be held 12pm Thursday, March 14, 2019 at McCullers Community Baptist Church, 133 Rand Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603. Burial will follow the service at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington. The family will receive friends 10am – 12pm prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Deal was born in Lee County on May 24, 1943 to the late Edward and Marie Deal. He was a founding member of McCullers Community Baptist Church. Mr. Deal was the owner of The Home Center, Inc., he took great pride in building this business for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, who stood by his side through life’s journey. Mr. Deal spent a lifetime working hard and enjoying time surrounded by family, especially at the weekly Sunday meals. He leaves a legacy of being a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. Deal was an US Air Force veteran and his grandson, Travis Deal, followed in his footsteps of service, and is currently serving in the US Army.

He will be missed by his family and all that knew him. Mr. Deal was the leader of his family, and he set an example of how to continue in his absence.

Surviving include his wife of 54 years, Sydney K. Deal; children, Amie Thomas (Brian) of Holly Springs, Johnny Deal, Jr. (Karen) of Benson and Nikki Thigpen (Ryan) of Cary; sisters, Betty Wimberly of Raleigh and Barbara (Tommy) of Lillington; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and his beloved chocolate lab, Judy.

A special thanks to the caregivers of Transitions Lifecare Hospice of Wake County and the team at Home Werks Home Care, LLC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

  • FAMILY

  • Surviving include his wife of 54 years, Sydney K. Deal; children, Amie Thomas (Brian) of Holly Springs, Johnny Deal, Jr. (Karen) of Benson and Nikki Thigpen (Ryan) of Cary; sisters, Betty Wimberly of Raleigh and Barbara (Tommy) of Lillington; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and his beloved chocolate lab, Judy.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Travis Deal
  • Trevor Deal
  • Doug Boyette
  • Josh Durfey
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Darin Jones

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service to Follow Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Margie and Gary Carters Economy Cleaners

March 14, 2019

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Deal family. Mr Deal will be missed greatly by all.

JOE TAYLOR

March 13, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Deal family as they deal with their loss. From the first day I worked in the construction industry, I knew Johnny Deal. That was 34 years ago. The Home Center did my flooring for as long as I built homes no matter what company I was with. Johnny was a man of integrity who believed in taking care of the builder and the customer, above all, he was a friend. He will be missed greatly by us all.

David Weiss

March 13, 2019

Our thoughts are with the Deal family as you mourn Johnny's loss. Many of us have lost a close friend and business partner. In my case, it's been my pleasure to have known Johnny and his family for the past 30 years. All of us can rest assured that Johnny is in a better place after a tough last 18 months.
We'll all know Johnny's going to shake up heaven with his humor and antics. He will be sorely missed.

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Biography

Johnny E. Deal, Sr., age 75, of Apex, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Deal was born in Lee County on May 24, 1943 to the late Edward and Marie Deal. He was a founding member of McCullers Community Baptist Church. Mr. Deal was the owner of The Home Center, Inc., he took great pride in building this business for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, who stood by his side through life’s journey. Mr. Deal spent a lifetime working hard and enjoying time surrounded by family, especially at the weekly Sunday meals. He leaves a legacy of being a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. Deal was an US Air Force veteran and his grandson, Travis Deal, followed in his footsteps of service, and is currently serving in the US Army.

He will be missed by his family and all that knew him. Mr. Deal was the leader of his family, and he set an example of how to continue in his absence.

Surviving include his wife of 54 years, Sydney K. Deal; children, Amie Thomas (Brian) of Holly Springs, Johnny Deal, Jr. (Karen) of Benson and Nikki Thigpen (Ryan) of Cary; sisters, Betty Wimberly of Raleigh and Barbara (Tommy) of Lillington; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and his beloved chocolate lab, Judy.