RICHMOND, Virginia


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DEAL, Brian Mathew, age 49, of Mechanicsville, left us on July 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Deal. He is survived by daughter, Victoria Lynn Deal (Blacksburg, Va.) and her mother, Judy Deal; Brian's mother, Thelma M. Deal; brother, R. Scott Deal and his wife, Natalie (Statesville, N.C.) and their children, Collin and Holly Deal; grandmother, Marie Deal; a close friend, Brenda Smith; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Since high school, he had been employed in the auto industry, including owning Deal's Auto Service and was currently employed as a sales rep of B.G. Products, and was also a member of the Richmond East Moose Lodge #1947. The family will receive friends at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A graveside service will be held 12 noon Monday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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You will never be forgotten and tomorrow you turn 50. Happy Birthday!! Lil man and I miss you so much. And one day we will see you.

Sympathy thoughts to Brenda, great loss and pain. Just know you were the love of his heart and he expressed that unconditional. Prayers are with you.

Sympathy to your family and the love of your heart Brenda. I know she will miss you. She showed you love and much needed happiness. I know you are looking down and keeping her safe. You will reunite with her one day. I know you are no longer suffering. I also will join you one day for now rip.

I will miss seeing you in the store and the humor you bought with you. I know Brenda will miss you, she was the love of your life. When you told us you found someone special and caring that was who the rose was for. We knew it was true cause you glowed with happiness and said one day I will marry her. You shared how much you had in common and you felt loved and a place you could finally call home. I know you are looking down on Brenda and keeping her safe. May you rip.

I'm gonna miss you friend. You and Brenda were great friends. I've been friends with you so long and I watched you struggle and overcome many things. Then you found Brenda and your were happy, in love and enjoying life. When I can by you expressed how much you were in love with Brenda and your trip to mountains for work. I can only say that I will not say good bye because one day we will meet again and share a beer together.

So sorry to hear this news you were a great friend and helped anyone with car issues. I know Brenda misses you and I hope your family appreciates the care and love that Brenda provided. She has a very kind heart and loved you so much. Now you are home with your Dad that you loved and missed. rip

Sympathy to family-
You were so liked and fun to spend time with laughing and joking. When I met Brenda I knew you two were meant to be.
You had a glow/happiness with her that I had not seen for a long time. Friend rip. Regards to Brenda

Deepest sympathy to Thelma, Tori, Scott & family.

Brian will truely be missed by all. He had a very special way of making people happy and caring ways. We shared a very special relationship and loved each other. He and I shared lots of joy with Dakota coming into our lives. Dakota was his lil man that he cherished. I will miss him greatly and the fun we had together. He will forever remain in my heart. I'm posting a note that he wrote to me after we returned from the Homestead-...