Gene Richard Deal passed away May 16, 2018 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 16, 1940, in Great Bend, KS. Gene was preceded in death by his parents Corkie and Blue Deal; his brother Lyle; and nephews Kelly, Scott, and Gordon.
He leaves behind his wife Lorraine and their children and spouses Jami and Lee Rodriguez, Randy and Cari Deal, and Kara and Paul Core; grandchildren Sebastian and Christian Rodriguez; Collin, Evelyn, and Grayson Deal; and Alexandra and Bradley Core; nephews and spouses Mark and Anissa and sons Wyatt and Myles and David and Courtney and daughter Reagan, his sister Maryellen Wales, his aunt Marylou Scarbrough, as well as his beloved Labrador Retriever Olive.
Gene met the love of his life Lorraine at New Mexico State and married her in 1962. After they graduated, he worked for Sears for 17 years and then went to work for Aetna Insurance for 11 years. Gene built his own car wash in Mansfield, TX in 1981. He loved working there and made many wonderful friends.
Services to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, May 25th at 5pm at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County, 2374 US 287 Access Rd, Waxahachie, TX 75167.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association at donatenow.heart.org.