Calvin Rudolph Deel, 71, of Hardy, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. He was a life member of the Hardy Lifesaving Crew and the Hardy Fire Department for several years. He worked for the city of Roanoke for 28 years as an auto mechanic Rebuilder II. He also worked for United Ambulance Service for several years. He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel B. and Bula Rae Deel; two small siblings; a sister, Phyllis Deel. Surviving family includes his wife of 44 years, Julie McKee Deel; son, Dwayne Deel; grandsons, Josh Brookman and Travis Claytor; granddaughter, Ashley Brookman; great- granddaughter, Jaelyn Brookman; brothers, Luther and Daniel Deel; sisters, Amo Ann Mosley and Helen Hodges; many nieces and nephews.
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Flowers are welcome or please consider donations payable to Hardy Lifesaving Crew or Hardy Fire Department.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Lotz Vinton Chapel. Interment will follow in McKee Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Online condolences may be made to www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com.
Published in Roanoke Times on May 3, 2013