Lloyd Allen Deal

Lloyd Allen Deal

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Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

Lloyd Allen Deal was born in Oklahoma City, OK to Homer Lloyd and Anna Lorain (Nash) Deal on April 28, 1933. He went to be with his Lord September 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara Ann (Brown) Deal, and his grandson Connor Lee Deal.

Lloyd graduated from high school in Oklahoma City and completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Abilene Christian College. While in college, he met Barbara and they later married on October 22, 1954. They were happily married for over 60 years.

In 1956, the couple moved to Goldendale, WA. Lloyd served as an evangelist with a Church of Christ there. While in Washington, they were blessed with two children, Larry Allen Deal and Cherilyn Ann (Deal) McAllister. In 1961, the family moved to Wellington, KS, to work with another church.

In 1964 Lloyd and Barbara were invited by the College Church of Christ in Searcy, AR, to join a stateside mission work in Iowa. They lived in Des Moines from 1964 until 1988 ministering throughout the state planting churches and developing leaders. While there Lloyd developed many study materials that would later be used throughout the world. While in Iowa they were blessed with two sons, Ronald Lloyd Deal and Roger Brown Deal.

With the move in 1988 to Edmond, OK, came an emphasis on mission work in East Africa. Over the years, Lloyd made 26 mission trips to Kenya and Uganda (Barbara also participated in most). They also contributed to their local church in Edmond, the Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Lloyd enjoyed traveling, watching and playing a variety of sports and games, and talking about matters of eternal significance. He and Barbara leave a strong legacy of faith to their four children, 15 grandchildren and their families, and the individuals and churches they served throughout the world.

Drop-in visitation will be at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S Kelly, Edmond, on Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 AM to noon. Masks are required. Please note that due to COVID concerns, family members will not be present at the visitation. A private family graveside service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts to support either Africa missions or the Touch A Life Foundation, which ministers to formerly trafficked children in Ghana in part through the Connor Creative Art Center (named after Lloyd’s grandson Connor Deal). To donate online visit touchalifekids.org/give and designate your gift for “Art Therapy in memory of Lloyd Deal” or checks can be made payable to “Touch A Life Foundation” or “College Church of Christ” (for Africa missions) and sent to Roger Deal, 1578 West Calle Colombo, Columbus, NE 68601.

Public visitation will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Matthews Funeral Home.

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  1. john and mary kay wlaschin

    Roger & family:
    I just rcvd Nichole’s message in re your Dad’s passing. I’m so sorry. I really am sorry I didn’t check my emails sooner. Know we’ve been praying for all of you and your Dad. What an interesting, Christian filled life. I can see why you’re so “Christian based and so very, very honest.” Again, our condolences.
    John & Mary Kay Wlaschin

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