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5/1/2021 11:46:00 AM
Grady Ernest Deal
July 8, 1947-April 30, 2021

Grady Ernest Deal, 73, of Conover passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1947 in Catawba County to the late Fred and Virginia Houston Deal. Grady was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Conover and retired as owner of Deal’s Meat Processing. He was an avid farmer and enjoyed raising cattle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Brenda Huffman Deal.

Those left to cherish his memory are:

Daughters: Greta Putman and husband Steve of Maiden, Dana Deal of Conover, and Janie Lail and husband Rick of Newton.

Grandchildren: Paige P. Herman and husband Jacob, Seth Putman, Megan Lail and Noah Lail

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special caregivers: Denise Greene, Scotty Winebarger, Donna Brown, and Jean Putman

A service to celebrate Grady’s life will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Conover. Rev. Kevin Graudin and Rev. Eric Hauss will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church cemetery in Claremont. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton, NC 28658.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Deal family at

The Deal family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

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