Clarence Eugene “Gene” Deal

February 04, 1945 ‒ April 18, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Clarence Eugene “Gene” Deal, 72, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at home following an extended illness.

The son of Robert and Mary (Sanders) Deal, Gene was born February 4, 1945 in Poca, West Virginia and graduated from Poca High School.  Gene served in the United States Army from 1963-1966.

Business savvy and hardworking, Gene created business opportunities in the greater Mansfield area.  Over the years he was instrumental in forming and operating numerous business’s including: Robinsons Hardware in Shelby, Daddy Deal’s Restaurant, Clean Jean’s Laundry & Tanning, Star Auto Center, Miracle Car Wash, Scores Sports Bar, E-City, Premier Office Complex, and also built numerous VA Clinics throughout the state of Ohio.

He was a member of the Car Wash Association.

Gene was kind spirited and always professional.  He treated everyone fairly and with great respect.  Later in life he enjoyed traveling the United States in his RV.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Deal whom he married January 13, 1986; children Tammy Shoemaker of Mansfield, Pamela (Mike) Grassick of Ontario, Vince Deal of Mansfield, and Ryan Armstrong of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren Tarah (Jesse) Bishop, Brandon (Kristen) Grassick, Josh (Liz) Grassick, Taylor (Jonathan) Hicks, Shashi Armstrong, Ronan Armstrong, Amanda Grassick and Michal Grassick; 13 great grandchildren; sisters Rosalie Davis of Florida and Della Mae Murphy of West Virginia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by siblings James Deal, Laura Singleton, and Betty Thornton.

A celebration of life-memorial gathering will be held Thursday evening, April 27, 2017 in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the Deal family will receive friends from 4-7 pm.  Private graveside services will be held in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice may be made through the funeral home.

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  • So sorry he had to go still young no more pain for my brother Thanks so much to his loving wife for taking care of him at home Barbara you took such good care of him so happy I got to spend the last 5 days of his life with you all take care all
    Of you love you. Rosalie Davis

  • I love you all God be with you all thru this terrible and sad time. Thank God he is no longer in pain love you all Debbie

  • Our condolence to you Barbara, and family . Gene was a good man knew him for a long time growing up. So sorry for your loss. May God bless Gene and his family.

  • I know that there are no words to make this time any easier. He was an amazing man. A small town guy who with his own two hands build a empire. He’s a very respected man that will be missed by many. I really like the photo above that’s how I like to remember him.
    I love you all very much
    May God Bless you all.

  • I have not seen Gene in many years but I remember that he was a very kind-hearted, wonderful man. My condolences to his wife and family as I know he will be greatly missed.

  • All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Rob, Karen, Amber & Robert Grassick

  • Vince and Barbara my heart goes out to you during this sad,time! May God be with you,hold you and keep you in his arms! Gene was a very nice man he always was very nice to everyone he always had a smile on his face! Prayers for all of your family! God Bless! Billie R Davis