Dr. Glenn Perry Deal, Sr. TAYLORSVILLE - Dr. Glenn Perry Deal, Sr. of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Catawba Valley Hospice in Newton. He was born in Claremont, July 11, 1926, the youngest son of Thomas W. Deal and Claudia Carpenter Deal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Raeford C. Deal, William Davis Deal and Dr. Thomas C. Deal and a sister, Margaret Louise Deal, an infant brother, Truett Wexler Deal and a granddaughter, Julia Dabney Deal. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Rosemary Dabney Deal, whom he met the summer before his third year at Auburn and married in her home at Florence, Ala. They had five children, Glenn Deal, Jr. and wife, Amy, Tod Deal, John and wife, Beth, Patti Deal and Jane Gant and husband, Robert; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Dr. Deal graduated from Newton-Conover High School and Auburn University where he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1948. He practiced in Winston-Salem, Wilkesboro and from 1955-1991 in Taylorsville. He was active in politics in Alexander County serving as county commissioner from 1970-1978, and on the Taylorsville Town Board for 18 years, serving as mayor for eight years. He was active in both the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, the N.C. League of Muncipalities and the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and he served as chairman of these organizations. He was an active member of the Taylorsville Rotary Club for more than 30 years and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was named Alexander County Man of the Year in 1975 by the Alexander County Chamber of Commerce and also was named most outstanding County Commissioner that year. In 1978 he attended President Jimmy Carter's White House conference on Balanced National Growth. He received three Order of the Long Leaf Pine awards from Governors Jim Hunt, James Holshauser, Jr. and Mike Easley. He was on the Foothills Mental Health Board and was chairman of the Regional Health Commission of Eastern Appalachia. He was a lifelong Lutheran and an active member of both St. Paul and St. Luke Lutheran Churches. He was an avid sports fan of Auburn University where he played intramural sports and was a member of OTS Veterinary Fraternity. A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Rev. Andrew Miller officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1364 Church Road, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.adamsfunerals.com. Adams Funeral Home and cremation service is serving the Deal Family.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 27, 2014
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