James Michael Deal, 72, of Stanley passed away July 19, 2019 at White Oak Manor in Charlotte. He was born in Rowan County on September 23, 1946 to the late Haskell and Virginia Campbell Deal. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Jolene "Jodi" Burgess Deal; brother, Charles Mason Deal; and sister, Mary Margaret Helms. James was a past member of Westview Christian Church where he faithfully served as Deacon and choir member. He was a very devoted family man that also enjoyed playing church softball, swimming and tennis. James also loved all NC State Wolfpack sports. He was also United States Army Veteran.
Survivors include his sons, Michael "Chip" Burgess Deal and Kevin Paul Deal; brother, Joel Ashley Deal of Kannapolis; and grandson, Levon Atticus Deal.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly and a Graveside service and burial with Pastor James S. Mullins officiating will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crisis Assistance Ministry, 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206.