Roy A. Deal


Roy A. Deal, 78, of Edinburgh, died Monday, February 2, 2015, at Kindred Health & Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.

He was born August 8, 1936, in Columbus, to the late Zeph and Edith (Myers) Deal. He married Mary Lou Boyd December 3, 1955. She preceded him in death July 29, 1997.

Survivors include a son, Roy D. (Tina) Deal of Edinburgh; a daughter, Debra Sue (Ed) Burger of Columbus; a sister, Elvie Jackson of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Amanda (Dane) Butler, Melissa (Michael Allen) Burger, Brittany Deal and Brianna Deal; and a great-grandson, Chase Butler.

He was preceded by brothers, Glen, Ben and Floyd Thompson.

Roy retired from Golden Foundry in Columbus after 42½ years of service as a core maker. He loved riding his motorcycle and participated in several charity rides.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Kindred at Home Hospice.