POQUOSON - Perry Lee Deal, 75, a native of Mooresville, N.C., and 30 year resident of Poquoson, Va., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.
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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 www.parklawn-woodfh.com 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 dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2010