Ed was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Knightsville, as the son of Paul C. and Minnie Campbell Deal.
Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-55.
He married Margaret Ann Evans on Sept. 6, 1953. She preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2006.
He worked at Hedge Motor Co., as a salesman and bookkeeper and then at Riddell National Bank as Vice President of Lending until his retirement.
Ed was an active member of the Brazil Rotary for 25 years, the Gideon Society, Knightsville Masonic Lodge, where he had served as secretary, and the El Shaddai Emmaus Community, where he had participate in Walk No. 16.
He enjoyed playing golf and had served on the Brazil Golf Course board for several years.
He attended the Carbon Baptist Church and had served as the Knightsville Town Clerk for several years.
He was also a member of the first Clay Building Trades board of directors.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret Ann Deal, brothers Robert and William Deal and brother-in-law Hubert Wyndham.
He is survived by children Teresa Jenkins and husband Mark, Indianapolis, Jim Deal and wife Kathy, Brazil, Jeff Deal and wife Crystal, Brazil, Joe Deal and wife Monica, Indianapolis, and Angie Modesitt and husband Jeff, Brazil, grandchildren Amanda Groce, Katie Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, Andrew Jenkins, Suzanne Olsen, Jana Deal, Evan Deal, David Deal, Abloy Kilzer, Amber Slater, Alex Modesitt and Stephen Modesitt, great-grandchildren Chloe, Dylan and Ezra Grove, Camdyn Cooper and Peyton Slater, sisters Betty Reckerd and husband Milo, Fayetteville, N.C., and Francie Bieker and husband Bill, Brazil, sisters-in-law Phyllis Deal, Terre Haute, and Mildren Zambenini, and 36 nieces and nephews and their families.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Moore Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clay County Gideons, PO Box 271, Brazil, Ind., 47834, or Forest Park Golf Course, 1018 S. John Steele Dr., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
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