GASTONIA - Clarence "Ray" Deal, 78, passed away May 1, 2014, at CaroMont Re-gional Medical Center.
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He is the son of the late Fred Earl and Gladys Tart Deal.
Ray was a member of West Franklin Baptist Church. He retired with thirty-three years of service from Public Service.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Austin Deal; daughter, Donna Rae Deal Costner and husband, Ronnie of Gastonia; son, David Ray Deal and wife, Jan of Gastonia; sister, Joyce Deal Shields; grandchildren, Mandy Deal and Katie C. Wil-liams and husband,
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Gaston Memorial Park with the Rev. Jeff Williams officiat-ing.
In addition to his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by brothers, Fred Deal Jr. and Kenneth Deal.
In lieu of flowers, memori-als may be sent to West Frank-lin Baptist Church, 450 South Myrtle School Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Deal family.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 2, 2014