Luther Samuel Deel, 83, of Cloverdale, passed away, Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Springtree Health and Rehab where he lived for the past 6 years. He was born in Nace, Virginia on March 12, 1940 to the late Samuel B. Deel and the late Bula Ray Shull Deel.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Luther Samuel Deel, Jr.; sisters, Phyllis Deel, Imo Ann Mosley; brother, Calvin Deel and his beloved beagle, Dixie.
Luther was a U. S. Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War and worked for 30 years as a skilled contractor. He attended the Cloverdale Church of the Brethren where he had been a member of the Gospel Choir and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Pat” Deel; daughter, Cecilia Barton; sons, Samuel Deel, Matt Deel (Shannon); three step-grandchildren; sister, Helen Hodges; brother, Daniel Deel (Sally); several nieces and nephews and best friend, Charlie Gardner.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the Oakey’s East Chapel where the funeral will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Patrick Starkey officiating. Burial will follow in the Daleville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers you may make a contribution to your local SPCA, veterans associations or your favorite charity.
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