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Darrell Deal Jr.
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February 11, 2014
My heart still hurts & I miss you so very much. You are always on my mind. You will be forever in my heart. I love you always
October 13, 2013
I'm so deeply sorry for the loss of great man he was my nephew tht I didn't kno so well we all moved apart over the years.God bless the Deal family and Janice..love always..Gentry..
October 13, 2013
I'm so deeply sorry for the loss of great man he was my nephew tht I didn't kno so well we all moved apart over the years.God bless the Deal family and Janice..love always..Gentry..
October 13, 2013
Janice so sorry to hear of your lose. He will always be in our memories.him an gentry were like brothers. My heart goes out to you an his children with loving memories. God be with all the deal family. We love you.
August 15, 2013
My Son Darrell
Having had the wonderful pleasure of knowing you ( since the minute you were born ! )and appreciating the million plus things that are so wonderful about you.. I will always hope that the people who knew you and shared your life, realize how lucky they were to be in the presense of a present like you ! You are always on my mind and will be forever in my heart.I miss you more than words can say,I truly believe I will see you again someday. I Love you Darrell, mom
August 05, 2013
I had the pleasure of having Jaylin in my class this year. I met Darrell several times during Open House, Parent teacher conferences, and other events. He was always very friendly and took a genuine concern in Jaylin's life. I am sorry to hear of this sad news. Jaylin and Tracey you are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 05, 2013
To Darrell Sr and all your family, once we were friends and time and distances seperated us but you are not forgotten. I am truely sorry for your loss. Take care.
July 20, 2013
To the entire Deal family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. May you find peace and comfort in your memories, they will live on forever. Destiny, your dad was a great man who touched many hearts, you are in our prayers.
July 19, 2013
Dear Deal Family. We did not know this remarkable young man. And have never read an account of someone's Life like his. Whomever wrote it did an awesome, loving & beautiful tribute!
May God wrap HIS loving arms around all those that Loved him. May HE grant you Peace as only HE can.
Sincerely, M&S- E. Peoria, IL
July 18, 2013
I didn't know Darrell but he sounds wonderful and i think that his family has done a wonderful job of telling the story of a great man.
I am sorry for your loss.
July 18, 2013
You will be missed dearly! Thoughts and prayers to his family and his beautiful children.
July 18, 2013
you were like a brother to me. we had some really great times together. i will really miss you more than words can say. rest in peace big man. i love you brother!!!
July 18, 2013
What a beautiful tribute!
July 17, 2013
Go to your rest in peace, soldier. Your post is covered. Carry on!
July 17, 2013
I didn't know Darrell, but he sounds awesome. I'm sorry for your loss of this cool dude. My thoughts are with you.
July 17, 2013
One of the best obituaries I have ever read, I'd like the author to please write mine. Condolences to the survivors of Mr. Darrel Deal Jr.
July 17, 2013
May the Love of Family & Friends help you through the grief of losing someone SO Special to you all! So sorry to hear of the loss of "Little Darrell". Thinking of you all...Hugs
July 17, 2013
To Darrell and Janice and Destiny and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
July 17, 2013
Darrell, I remember you from many years ago when you used to visit your Uncle Danny and Aunt Bert (my sister). I am praying for your family and know you will never be forgotten. Bill Vale Hobe Sound, FL
July 17, 2013
I didn't know Darrell, but that was a great tribute he was very loved.. My condolences
July 17, 2013
There are so many WARM remarks of LOVE for Little Darrell and for his family. All can just see, what affection that everyone had for him! -John 11:36
July 17, 2013
So sorry about your loss...sounds like Darrell was a great guy! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...God Bless....

Se Carlson
July 17, 2013
Darrell you were loved by so many and you will be missed terribly. Praying for family and friends, we will forever hold you in our hearts.
Shawna Foiles, Corby Whitman,
Joshua Whitman and Marcus Whitman
July 17, 2013
I never got the opprotunity to meet Darrell but new of him through family. With all that has been written, he was a legend in his own time! Find comfort in knowing, Darrell is walking with Angels!
July 17, 2013
Darrell was a good friend to anyone he met unless they were looking for trouble. He wasn't afraid to give it to them.Great guy with a big heart. Had some good times and will miss him.
July 16, 2013
To the Deal Family,
I did not know Darrell Jr. but I knew the rest of the family. Actually, we grew up together in N. Pekin. My heart goes out to the family...I cannot imagine what you are going through. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find Peace in this difficult time....Peace be with you.

Pat Romines Chandler
July 16, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring peace to your family.
July 16, 2013
Darrell, Sr., Deb & Delbert, and the entire Deal family, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Darrell,Jr but through that beautiful tribute I feel like I did. I know he will be greatly missed. May memories help you through this very difficult time. God Bless all of you.
July 16, 2013
Sending prayers to the family. I still remember running into him in Riviera Maya, while shopping in the city. Both of us we surprised to see someone from our home town. He was a great guy always ready to chat about family. God Bless!
July 16, 2013
So sorry! I remember his happy personality , blonde hair and that big smile. He was in our daughter's class. Only time and faith in God will help you through this difficult time. God Bless you all!!
July 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May you find peace in this difficult time.
Semper Fi buddy! RIP.
July 16, 2013
I did not know Darrell but I work with Janice and I am so sorry for your loss and prayers to your family -THE HALLMARK LADY.
July 16, 2013
I had worked with Chuck Norris (aka Darrell Sr) @ Jolliff Trans a few years ago. I am so sorry to see this about Darrell Jr. Me and my family are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time. From what I see, he was a wonderful individual with a ZEST for life and will be missed by all of those who knew him.
July 16, 2013
Prayers to the Deal Family

Deepest sympathy to all of you at this time and always
July 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss my god be with the Deal family in this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2013
The family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time of need. I worked with Darrell years ago at Morton MetalCraft.
July 16, 2013
I didn't know Darrell until I read the beautiful essay of his life and loves...God Bless his family and friends. -Sunshine-
July 16, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 16, 2013
So so sorry for your loss of such a GREAT MAN!!! May he rest in peace !!!
July 16, 2013
My dear Janice ,my heart goes out to you and your family,the tribute was beautiful, I know God is caring for Darrell and watching over you and your family.Love, peace and prayers,Mary
July 16, 2013
to Darrell sr. and family, i'm very sorry to hear about your loss.
jeff copple yates city il. worked with Darrell sr. at vonachen's
July 16, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Deal Family. I was fortunate to have Darrell in my class as well as several other members of the Deal Family. My condolences to all-you lost a wonderful guy. Terry J. O'Connor Thompson
July 16, 2013
Peace be with all of you.
July 16, 2013
I am honored to stand in the Flag line for you, Darrell, as a Patriot Guard. May you fly with the Eagles!
July 16, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family. I know the sorrow the parents are going through and my prayers are with you!!!
July 16, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the Deal family!
July 16, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 16, 2013
To the entire Deal family, im sorry or your loss. He was a great guy!
July 16, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. God bless.
July 16, 2013
Dawson's Wish

Dear God,
My name is Dawson Alexander Deal (DAD)
and I live here on Earth,
and as far as I've been told,
whatever I want,
I should ask you first.
I really don't know much about you,
only what I've heard grown up's say,
they say your something really magical,
and whenever I'm sad,
you'll make it go away.
“Well, if you can really hear me,
there's something I want to discuss,
but promise you won't tell my mommy,
just keep it, between the two of us,
I've been feeling a strange pain inside,
almost every single day,
it all started about a month ago,
when my Daddy went away.
They said that you took him far away,
to a very special place,
they said I shouldn't cry or worry,
cause someday,
I'll see my Daddy's handsome face,
I don't care what they say,
they don't know what's in my heart,
all I know is that my Daddy is gone,
and it's tearing me apart.
Okay, let me take a deep breathe,
and tell you what I want to say,
just be a little patient with me,
I'm just learning how to pray,
I want to make a deal with you,
and I hope that I ‘m not misunderstood,
I want you to give my Daddy back to me,
and I promise, to always be good,
I know that sometimes I don't listen
and I can behave very bad,
but I promise to stop right now,
if you let me see my Dad,
I miss him so very much,
I just don't know what to do,
I want to hug him,
kiss him,
play with him,
and wait for him after school,
If you can really hear me, can you help me?
cause I don't understand,
how can my Daddy be here with me one day,
and the next, his life is in your hands?
Who told you that you can have him?
Did you ever think of me?
I don't mean to yell at you,
or disrespect you, in any kind of way,
I'm just feeling very hurt and angry,
cause my Daddy's gone away!
What was that you said?
I think I hear you speak,
You say my Daddy is in a beautiful place,
where only good people meet,
You say that you'll watch over him,
as he watches over me.
You say you'll never leave him alone,
and by his side, you'll always be?
“Well”, if that's the case,
I guess it will be alright,
that Daddy spends some time with you,
until we reunite.
Although it's still not clear to me,
the reason why he's gone,
I feel a little better now,
knowing that he is safe in your arms.
Please tell him that I love him,
and give him a kiss for me.
I know one day I will see him again,
and my heart he will always be.
July 16, 2013
Darrell waa a good dude and work buddy, he will be missed around the shop at CAT.My sincere condolences to the Deal family,may you find peace.
July 16, 2013
What a beautiful tribute. I didn't know him but I sure wish I could have. I recently lost my son and I can imagine your pain as a family. May god bring you comfort, peace and healing.
July 16, 2013
You will be missed Darrell, I will make sure our daughter is taken care of buddy. No worries there.
July 16, 2013
Our sincere sympathy to all of you! May God bless you with grace and peace as you grieve the loss of this special guy. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
July 16, 2013
July 16, 2013
Much love and prayers to all the Deal family. Darrell was such a loving funny guy and will truely be missed!!!!
July 16, 2013
My heart breaks for Darrell's children and family. He was an amazing person and will be missed greatly. That smile was just unmatched. My prayers go out to Destiny for strength. God Bless you.
July 16, 2013
So, sorry for your families loss. I looked back at a lot of the childhood photos and could recall a lot of different memories, of Darrell as a child growing up next to my grandparents house. May thoughts and prayers be with your family.
July 16, 2013
I am so sad to hear about Darrell. He was a really nice person and we liked him alot. You are in our thoughts and prayers
July 16, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family of Darrell. He was always such a sweet man. Prayers for you all.
July 16, 2013
I never knew Darrell,but he sounds like a very amazing guy!!! you are all in my Thought's and Prayers~~~
July 16, 2013
Tracey, Dawson and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Darrell was a really nice guy and always had a smile for everyone. Jill and I will miss watching him play baseball with Dawson every day out front. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 16, 2013
I am very sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Deal family!!
July 16, 2013
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Darrell's passing. We all had some fun times together at "Kenny Park" and elsewhere. Darrell was such a good, caring guy; his heart was so big, it just had to burst out through his smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Destiny and Dawson: keep your memories of your Dad close to you and he will always live on. May God comfort you and give you peace.
July 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
July 16, 2013
Darrell and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Seeing Darrell was always a pleasure. His big, bright smile would light up a room. God be with you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 16, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2013
Janice and family, so sorry for your loss.
July 16, 2013
So sorry for the entire family's loss.. our hearts go out to you all... stay strong, take one day at a time, and surround yourself with friends and family and know your all loved... that was the most beautiful tribute every read... thoughts, prayers, and love to the entire Deal family and to Destiny and Dawson who will truely be legacy's of a wonderful man...
July 16, 2013
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 16, 2013
I never met Darrell, but sure enjoyed reading about him. Wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.
July 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
July 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
July 16, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Deal Family. I have many wonderful childhood memories of Darrell Jr. playing baseball, basketball, and kick the can. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
July 16, 2013
RIP Darrell ride that big highway in heaven. You touched a lot of people and we all know you will continue to touch people.
July 16, 2013
sorry for your loss.r.i.p. darrell. may god bless your family the whitmans of bartonville
July 16, 2013
I was Darrell's Second grade teacher. I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Miss Kovach
July 15, 2013
Prayers for peace and comfort being said for the Deal family.
July 15, 2013
Our sympathy for your loss...
July 15, 2013
What a beautiful tribute to Darrell, Jr. Thank you for sharing the photographic memories of his life. I am truly sorry for your loss and deeply saddened for the entire Deal family. Janice, Darrell, Sr., Danette, Dustin, Destiny and Dawson - I will keep you and Darrell and all those who loved him in my prayers.
July 15, 2013
Our loss is heaven's gain...Darrell was such a great man with a big heart and whenever I saw him he would talk about how much his kids meant to him. He was always chasing Dawson/Darrell Jr around at Christian's ball games which was so cute too. Probably every girl from our era at IB had a crush on him at some point in their childhood : ). We will all miss him and his smile, but his spirit will live on in everyone that knew and loved him. God bless his family at this tragic time.
July 15, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Darrell at Dawson's baseball games/practices. He was a nice man and glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. He, and family/ friends, are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 15, 2013
Big darrell, danette, dustin, and janice,

so very sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
July 15, 2013
my condolences to y'all....
July 15, 2013
y'all are in my thoughts and prayers of your time of sorrow.. darrel is now able to wrap his arms around those he loves all at once..and watch over y'all til you meet again...
July 15, 2013
Destiny,
I know what it's like to lose a Father at a young age. You will prevail. Surround yourself with people that love and respect you and you can make it through anything. Your Father was a wonderful man and know that he will always be with you. R.I.P. Darrell. you will be missed.
July 15, 2013
Sorry for your loss many prayers go out to all of you!! Special thoughts n prayers go to Darrell's children who will greatly miss their daddy everyday.... Darrell was a great father.
July 15, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Janice & all of your family at this difficult time.
July 15, 2013
Destiny just take 1day at a time your dad is looking out for you
Barbara Haley
July 15, 2013
To Darrell Sr, Donnie & the Deal family: sorry for your loss. He was always the fiesty competitor who never gave up. Will be missed greatly
July 15, 2013
My heart goes out to Dana, Donnie Big Darrell and the rest of the Deal family, Little Darrel truly will be missed.
July 15, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Darrell was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
July 15, 2013
July 15, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 15, 2013
To Dustin and the Deal Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Dan and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts at this sad time. Danny let us know today when he called. May you find comfort in the coming days surrounded by the love of family and friends.
July 15, 2013
Destiny-there are no words that can express your loss. May God surround you with His Loving arms and give you peace. Hold on to the great memories.
July 15, 2013
So sorry to hear this, praying for the Deal family.
July 15, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, he will be missed.
July 15, 2013
I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many people are praying for comfort and peace for your family. Hugs to you all.
Cara Helminski (Ziegler)
July 15, 2013
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
July 15, 2013
Wow! Positive vibes to all the Family and Friends.
He was a good guy and will be missed.
July 15, 2013
My heart goes out to the Deal family. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2013
it was great to now you all the good times we had playing softball and riding our Harleys RIP my brother you will be missed and to his family my heart and prayers are with you

Kris (Squid)Lancaster
July 15, 2013
I'm so heartbroken over the loss of Darrell. May God comfort the Deal family during this time.
July 15, 2013
July 15, 2013
My prayers are with the Deal family god bless each and everyone of you
July 15, 2013
Destiny, I never really knew your Dad but I have heard he was a good man. May God watch over you through this rough time. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you are doing ok. You, your family and the Deal family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad will be your Guardian Angel just like Grandma Charlette is.
July 15, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Deal family... So very sad to hear this tragic news.
July 15, 2013
July 15, 2013
July 15, 2013
My heart goes out to "Little Darrell's" family in this time of such deep sorrow and such great loss. My prayers are with each of those who hold this exceptional young man in their hearts & lives. Darrell will be truly missed. He touched so many lives in his uniquely special way. He walks with God now and watches over those he Loves.
July 15, 2013
Hope they have baseball in heaven.
July 15, 2013
Destiny, There are no words right now to make this less painful. Precious memories, of which I know you have tons and healing prayers will help you through. He will be missed! Hugs to you!
Christa Fuller
July 15, 2013
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