Perry L. DEAL

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POQUOSON - Perry Lee Deal, 75, a native of Mooresville, N.C., and 30 year resident of Poquoson, Va., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.
Perry graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served honorably, as a Captain and Pilot, in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He was a Research and Test Pilot for NASA, until retiring after 23 years of service. He was a proud member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. He was a member of the Hampton Baptist Church.
Perry is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Marilyn Elizabeth; and parents, Burwell and Edna Deal.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vivian Morris Deal; son, David L. Deal and wife, Pati; daughter, Julie E. Deal; and two grandchildren, Coley W. and Catherine L. Deal.
A celebration of Perry's life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Hampton Baptist Church, 40 King's Way, in Hampton, with a reception and visitation to follow. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Greenlawn Cemetery, China Grove, N.C.
Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of comfort with the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hampton Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2010