Gary Deal
1957 - 2020
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Gary Deal
Gary Don Deal, 63, of Van Buren passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at his home. He was born April 13, 1957, in Fort Smith. He was a retired builder and contractor and a member of Current Church. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren; he was a family man.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Sue Deal and Lisa Price.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Deal of the home; two daughters, Carrie Odiorne and husband Bob of Van Buren and Chelsey Hatman and husband Chad of Alma; his mother, Earnestine Moore; his father, James Deal and wife Patricia; three sisters, Janis Fraser, Lisa Filipkowski and husband Richard and Teresa Patrick and husband Mac; a brother, David Deal and wife Darlene; and five grandchildren, Chaylee Hatman, Chloee Hatman, Christian Hatman, Levi Bull and Asher Odiorne.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Alma. The service will be live streamed on Ocker-Putman Funeral Home's Facebook page.

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Published in Press Argus-Courier from Jun. 29 to Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
I will miss Gary, he was a great guy to be around, and a great person to work with. He always had a smile on his face.I am praying for your family.
James Chesher
June 30, 2020
I am at a loss for words. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Julie Bugg
June 30, 2020
MIss the fun times we had in RV Ministry with you both. May God give you strength and comfort.
Phyllis Saffell
June 30, 2020
So sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with the family.
Nancy Thornton
June 30, 2020
I am so sad to hear about the loss of this man always so positive and had a big smile on his face. Praying for the Deal family
Jordan Shores
June 30, 2020
Gary was the best business partner anyone could imagine. He possessed, not only knowledge in all areas of construction and management, but also natural people skills stemming from his impeccable character and concern for his fellow man. The years I spent with Gary will be cherished forever. We have all lost a special friend and good man.

Andy Neal
June 30, 2020
Will sure miss his laughing , he always made you feel better after visiting . See you in heaven brother .
June 30, 2020
Greg and I are heartbroken to hear this news! Praying comfort for you and your family. So many fun camping memories with you guys! He will be missed!
Greg and Jennifer Ables
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