Mr. Henry Durant Deal

September 23, 1934June 24, 2018

STATESVILLE- Mr. Henry Durant Deal, 83, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. at Gordon Hospice House.

Mr. Henry was born in Statesville, September 23, 1934 to his parents Elmer and Sarah Deal. He graduated from Celeste Henkel High School in 1953 and served his country as a member of the United States Army. Mr. Henry retired from O.W. Slane Glass in Statesville. He was a longtime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Statesville where he served faithfully as Sunday School superintendent and Church Sexton for many years, as well as, being active in the Men’s Sunday School Class and United Methodist Men Organization.

Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Durant Deal; sisters, Mrs. Frances Shoemaker, Mrs. Dora Lee Combs, Mrs. Arlene Smith, Mrs. Nancy Deal, Mrs. Grace Myers; brother, Mr. Elmer A. Deal and son, Brain Lewis Deal.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis Bowlin Deal; sons, Barry Deal and Jeffrey Deal; three grandchildren, Matthew (Ashley) Deal; Bradley (Jamie) Deal and Corey (Erin Shumaker) Deal; one great-grandson, Parker Deal; sisters, Linda (Billy) King and Dottie Brown; brother, Gene (Jewell Deal) along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Hospice House for their excellent and compassionate care they provided for the entire Deal Family.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2016 at 3:00p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Dr. Jody Seymour and Rev. Tim Watson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30-2:30pm in Poston Hall.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 607 Bethlehem Road, Statesville, North Carolina 28677 or to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road Statesville, North Carolina 28625.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family or Mr. Henry Deal.


  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
  • Gordon Hospice House


  • Receiving of Friends Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Mr. Henry Durant Deal

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Debbie Chandler

June 28, 2018

Henry Deal was my father Elmer Deals younger brother. I’ve loved and admired my Uncle Henry all of my life. All I’ve ever known him to do is to work hard and take care of his family. He took care of his church and his church family too. Henry Deal is a wonderful example of how a Christian man is supposed to live out his life, always thinking of and doing for others. My life is much richer for having had Uncle Henry in it, and though I haven’t seen him much in the past few years, I will always love him and miss him.