Lonnie Wilmer Deal, 97, of Savannah, Georgia and widower of Lola Mae Westberry Deal, died Monday afternoon, November 19, 2018, at Memorial University Medical Center.
Born on August 26, 1921, in Jenkins County, Georgia, he was a son of the late John Deal and the late Ruby Roach Deal. Lonnie was a member of Bull Street Baptist Church. He was a United States Coast Guard veteran having served during World War II. Lonnie spent more than 50 years working in retail sales where he served many customers and built lifelong friendships. He was known as a jack of all trades.
In addition to his wife of 66 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Lee Deal; four brothers, Otis, Will, Charlie and Irvin Deal; one brother-in-law, Remer Franklin, and two sisters-in-law, Edna Mae Deal and Eunice Deal.
Lonnie will be deeply missed by his family, daughter, Patricia Marvin Lawrence and her husband, Tom; granddaughter, Laurie Wallace and her husband, Jeff; three great-grandchildren, Garrison, Halley and Emmerson Wallace; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Barbara Deal; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Franklin and Ruth and Jack Bragg, and many nieces and nephews.
Remembrances: Bull Street Baptist Church – 17 East Anderson Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
His family would like to thank Gloria Givens and Dixie Barnes and the nurses and doctors at Memorial University Medical Center for the excellent care given to Lonnie.