Don "Ducky" Deal
Funeral services for Don (Ducky) Deal, 73, of Hudson, Texas will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Reverend Jacqueline Hannan officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Mr. Deal was born March 22, 1935 in Houston, Texas to Anna (Beckham) and Earl Oscar Deal. He died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his residence under the care of A Pineywoods Hospice.
Mr. Deal had resided in Hudson most of his life. He was a retired Production Supervisor for Texas Foundries, following 33 years of service. He had formerly served as Mayor of Hudson for 18 years, and helped create the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Deal was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, where he helped create the Bezanson Bike-a-thon. He was an avid Houston sports enthusiast, especially the Houston Astros. Mr. Deal was a University of Houston alumnus, and had served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the PHONE Sunday School Class of Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joy Deal of Hudson; son, Norman Deal of Hudson; daughter, Sherry Wallace of Hudson; sons and daughters-in-law, Retired U.S. Navy Don (Butch) Deal, Jr., and Carole Deal of Jacksonville, Florida, Randy and Dawn Deal of Hudson, and Jimmy and Kim Deal of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Cory Deal, Brittney Deal, Cody Deal, Blake Deal, Cady Deal, Blane Deal and Blaire Deal; great granddaughter, Lexie Deal; brother, Richard Allen Deal of Calvert, Texas; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill Deal; and son-in-law, Stinger Wallace.
Pallbearers will be Norman Deal, Richard Deal, Jr., Bubba Oden, Dusty Stringer, Scott Williams, Bruce Williams, Cole Standley, and John Adams.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department, City of Hudson Employees, and Texas Foundry Retirees.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department, or to a charity of your choice.
The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors