Johnny Deal

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  • "You will be missed my GOOD FRIEND"
    - Tony Welch
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GASTONIA - A man who never knew a stranger and had a great sense of humor best describes Johnny Ray Deal, 68 who passed away unexpectedly at home on September 10, 2018. Johnny could make anybody laugh and loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a passion for music, especially beach music and was a lifetime member of Ridge Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Johnny was a loving father and grandfather and was the beloved grandson of James Lester Deal and Vama Deal.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving daughter, Chastity Hope Deal of Vale, NC; grandchildren, Justin Waters and wife, Kassidy, Jaren Waters and Carson Shane Deal; sister, Carolyn Hogan and husband, Lee of Gastonia.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Deal Stroupe, brother, Jimmy Deal and sisters, Linda Broadway and Annette Simmons.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Ridge Baptist Church, 3818 Old York Road, Gastonia, NC. Reverend Chester Waters will preside. Interment with military honors will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to at

Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Deal family.

Published in Gaston Gazette from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park
2205 Williamsburg Drive | Gastonia, NC 28054 | (704) 867-6337
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