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Tommy Deel
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Obituary for Tommy Deel

Tommy Deel was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 79 in Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, VA. Born October 26, 1937 in Haysi, VA, he was the son of the late Charlie Deel and Patty Keen Deel.

Tommy was a lifetime resident of Buchanan County, VA, a United States Army Veteran, a coal miner and MSHA supervisor of Grundy, VA. He was an avid hunter and archery enthusiast, and co-owner of Deel’s Archery and Gun Supply. He was of the Pentecostal faith for thirty-four years, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He dearly loved his family, church family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Hazel Marie Proffitt Deel, son Jesse R. Walk, Jr., brothers Ed, Kermit, Allen, Johnny, Cecil, Lee and Ron Deel, sisters Pinkie Yates and Tootsie Deel.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-three years Wanda S. Deel of Oakwood, VA; son Larry F. Clevinger and wife Melissa of Glenburnie, MD; daughters Judy Taylor and husband Terry of Vansant, VA, Patty Street and husband Gary of Grundy, VA, Regina Street and husband Eddie of Rowe, VA, Karen Meadows and husband Tim of Pounding Mill, VA.

He is also survived by his grandchildren: Deana, Jessica, Taylor, Renee, Tamara, Leslie, Jacob, Ian, Xavi; great-grandchildren: Evan, Kaylee, Amelia, Daphne and Reed ; sister-in-law Alice Deel of Vansant, VA; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service for Tommy Deel will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Mike Rife and Pastor Denise McGeorge officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.

Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by VFW Post #

Active pallbearers will be Tim Meadows, Terry Taylor, William Compton, Ian Clevinger, Evan Compton, Taylor Meadows, Gary Street and Eddie Street.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kabaria, Staff of ICU at Clinch Valley Medical Center, Carl Coleman, Chuck Ratliff, Harold Musick, Howard Cook, Jr., Ferrell Shortridge, Bill Shortridge and Guy Shortridge.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Wednesday, after 6:00 p.m. with evening service at 7:00 p.m.

The family of Tommy Deel have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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