Dartanion "Bobby" Robert Deal

July 28, 1980April 15, 2021

DARTANION ROBERT “BOBBY” DEAL HICKORY – Bobby Deal 40, of Hickory walked through the gates with St. Peter at 4:20 PM on April 15, 2021. Bobby was born on July 28, 1980 in Catawba County to Walt Deal and Paulette Archambault Cason. He graduated from Newton Conover High School in 1999. He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Bobby was a disabled Army Veteran. He was a devoted son, father, brother, and loyal friend. Bobby enjoyed aquaponics and spent many hours building fish tanks and caring for his fish. He spent his childhood creating and running hit and miss engines with his grandfather Perry Jarrett. Bobby was preceded in death by his grandparents, Perry and Tressie Jarrett, John and Betty Deal; step-father, Claude Cason; uncles, Andy Deal, David Deal, Gary Buff; cousin, Gari Buff. Survivors include children, Zachary J. Deal, Grayson and Paisley Summers; parents, Walt Deal, Paulette Archambault Cason; brother, John “JW” Deal and wife Nicole; sisters, Brittany Deal Lambert and husband Sean, Anna Deal; nephews, Evan, Ian, Gavin, Aiden Lambert; niece, Tressie Helms; maternal grandparents, Martha and Richard Drum; and his loyal dog companion, Jimmy Choo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11 AM at Catawba Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 5 PM – 7 PM at Catawba Funeral Home at other times at the house of his mother, Paulette Archambault Cason. The family would like to thank the staff of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Cancer Center for their patience and understanding for the many questions and requests made by the family for their loved one, “Rob”. Condolences may be left at The Deal Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Zachary J. Deal, Son
  • Grayson Summers, Son
  • Paisley Summers, Daughter
  • Walt Deal, Father
  • Paulette Archambault Cason, Mother
  • John "JW" Deal (Nicole), Brother
  • Brittany Deal Lambert (Sean), Sister
  • Anna Deal, Sister
  • Evan Lambert, Nephew
  • Ian Lambert, Nephew
  • Gavin Lambert, Nephew
  • Aiden Lambert, Nephew
  • Tressie Helms, Niece
  • Martha Drum, Maternal Grandmother
  • Richard Drum, Maternal Grandfather
  • Jimmy Choo, Loyal dog companion
  • Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins

  • Bobby Isaac
  • Ben Moose
  • Brad Lominac
  • Derek Whitmire
  • Coley Hewitt
  • Josh Thomas


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Dartanion "Bobby" Robert Deal

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Paulette Cason

April 27, 2021

My baby boy, my wonderful son. I miss you everyday. My world is different. The world is different. A part of my heart is missing. I love you, son. Always.