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Billy “Scooter” Lewis Deal Jr.
Billy “Scooter” Lewis Deal Jr.

Billy “Scooter” Lewis Deal Jr., of Hampstead, died unexpectedly on Oct. 28, 2015, in Chicago. He was 47.

The family will accept family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary’s Chapel in Hampstead. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the funeral home, with entombment at Sea Lawn Memorial Park in Hampstead.

Scooter is survived by his loving wife, Riana Kamala Genereux Deal; daughter, Abrielle Lindsey Deal, “the absolute apple of his eye;” father, Billy Lewis Deal Sr. of Sanford; sister, Crystal Deal White and husband Jean White, of Sanford; and brother, Chad Monroe Deal and wife Sherry P. Deal, of Sanford.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Dowdy Deal, of Sanford.

Scooter was born on May 14, 1968, in Germany to Billy L. Deal Sr. and Nancy Dowdy Deal.

He graduated from Lee County Senior High School in 1986. He married Riana K. Deal in 1994. Scooter has worked in the hotel business for over 20 years. After moving to Hampstead in 2011, Scooter began working with First Carolina Management Company in 2013. Scooter’s whole life has been spent working with people in many different areas. With his work as a coach and a manager he has touched many people.

While Scooter was not a tall man, his heart exceeded the size of any man. He was always willing to be there for his family, friends and anyone who needed him. Scooter was a very charismatic person who always made the best impression when meeting anyone and befriending them immediately. He loved his sports, music, to dance and spend time with his family and friends. He is considered to be a beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend, coworker and boss. Scooter will be forever missed and thought of often.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Riana and Abby Deal, P.O.v Box 363, Hampstead, NC 28443 would be greatly appreciated.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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