Thomas McRay Deal Jr. passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 66.
Celebration of life is 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Brown, Owens and Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday afternoon at the Funeral Home.
Burial is 1 p.m., Thursday, April 18 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Thomas was born on November 14, 1952 in Fort Benning, Georgia, the son of Thomas McRay and Betty Deal. Being the son of a career Army 1st Sgt., Tom experienced Army life for his first 17 years. Tom then decided to leave the “Army life” and join the US Air Force at age 18. During his 20 years in the United States Air Force he served as a C130 crew chief and retired as a Master Sergeant. One of his fondest memories was during the 1970’s, while stationed at Hickam AFB in Hawaii he was member of the 6594th test group where he retrieved deorbited spy satellites. Tom had many loves consisting of Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas Longhorns football, golfing, and shooting guns with his wife. However his greatest LOVE was his family and grandchildren whom referred to him as “Pa Pa”. Tom was someone who loved to be with his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Survivors: Wife, Pamela S. Thornton Deal; children, Sara Terry (Cody Terry), Jason Deal, Thomas E Deal, (JoLynn Deal), Charles W. Miller, and Jeffrey Miller (Kathi Miller) ; grandchildren, Dillon Terry, Zachary Terry, Thomas E Deal Jr., Hank McRay Deal, Chloe Howland, Kiley Howland, Savanna Chapman; mother, Betty Sketo Deal; sisters, Carol Livesly and Susan Jones; step-mom, Judy Deal and many other extended family members and friends.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104