OBITUARY

Brian Patrick Deer

October 5, 1969July 28, 2021
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Brian Patrick Deer, 51, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the Hospice of the Piedmont Hospice Home.

Brian was born October 5, 1969 in Raleigh, NC, the son of Carolyn Peck Deer and the late Fred G. Deer . Brian's early years were spent in Raleigh where he attended Sanderson High School and worked for 10 years at Goodwill Industries in Cary. He frequently participated in Special Olympics and was an avid sports fan. Favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys, the Tarheels, and the NY Mets. He enjoyed attending WWE wrestling events. Brian achieved his black belt in Taekwondo. He attended the Arc of High Point Wild and Free program and sang in the Heart and Soul choir. Brian was a member of First Baptist Church in Greensboro, where he attended his beloved Happy Hearts Sunday School class.

Brian is survived by his mother, Carolyn Deer; his sister, Janet Pennell and brother-in-law Adam Pennell and a nephew, Zane Pennell.

A Celebration of Brian's life will be held Westchester Baptist Church in High Point on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Eric Peacock. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Arc of High Point.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sechrestdavisphillipsavenue.com for the Deer family.

  • FAMILY

  • Fred G. Deer, Father (deceased)
  • Carolyn Peck Deer, Mother
  • Janet Pennell & husband Adam, Sister
  • Zane Pennell, Nephew
  • DONATIONS

  • The Arc of High Point

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 2, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, August 2, 2021

Memories

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Catherine Little

August 1, 2021

I always looked forward to seeing Brian at church. He handed out bulletins and lots of smiles, and always asked about our daughter Virginia. We will miss Brian greatly and will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura Sturgis

August 1, 2021

RIP ... Our friend Brian. We will miss you at Heart & Soul Choir.
Peace & Prayers for your family.
Our hearts are full of memories.
Love, Laura and all your fellow choir members

Michelle Owens

July 30, 2021

I will always remember your sweet spirit and smile on our visits. I loved hearing about your stories and adventures. We shared the love of favorite teams (Cowboys and Tarheels)! You truly made me love nursing again!

Wendy Brosnan

July 30, 2021

Brian brightened our days at Wild & Free with his humor, art work and love for the chickens and garden. As we returned from Covid restrictions and our big group became smaller teams, Brian became the self appointed anchor of the Red Team. He could always be counted on to pull staff and peers together as we communicated on Zoom and with written notes in mail boxes. As we ventured back into the community Brian made us laugh as "Supervisor" of our Red Team volunteer group. He picked us up with renditions of Garth Brooks and Frank Sinatra and always, always reminded us that he was a Carolina fan. For his "all in"attitude about the things he loved best and his big personality , I will remember him with a smile.

Glenda Teeter

July 30, 2021

I am thankful to have been one of Brian's friends through our time together at Westchester Baptist Church. He seemed to always be happy in spite of his handicap. He and I loved to tease each other about the sports teams we were pulling for.

Not enough good things can be said about his precious mom who always put him above herself. She saw that he was involved in everything he was interested in.

Our prayers are for family and friends as we cherish the memories of this dear one.

Harold and Glenda Teeter

Liz McKinnon

July 30, 2021

Brian originally came to the Arc to join my pottery classes, he always teased me about loving the Braves and the University of Georgia. I always enjoyed talking smack with him about sports. He also would always give me a hard time in drawing lessons and it would make me laugh. He will be missed.

peter bieber

July 30, 2021

always looked forward to greeting brian when he was handing out the service bulletin each sunday at church. sometimes when we left to go home would run into him and have another conversation. He always asked us how we were doing and about what was going on in our lives. he will be missed

Grey Cockerham

July 29, 2021

We are so sorry about you Brian we will miss you so much and happy hearts class at first but if you’re always first fall on our face we love you so much and happy hearts class for Stratus Greensboro

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