Ralph Deal
By Wise Funeral Home
Jan 6, 2018
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Bonham, Texas -- Ralph Eugene Deal, longtime resident of Bonham passed from this life on January 4, 2018.  He was born March 15, 1935 in Los Angeles, California.  Ralph was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses throughout his life.  He was very intelligent with a wide range of knowledge.  He was a self-taught mechanical engineer and could fabricate just about anything he set his mind to.  He was also a musician.  He played both piano and guitar, but piano was his favorite.  He had a natural ear for music and passed this gift on to his grandchildren.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Carolyn of the home, his children, Diana McLaughlin, son, Bobby Deal and his fiance, Adela Boyer and daughter, Kristie Rodriguez and husband, Tracy Rodriguez.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ryan McLaughlin, Samantha Deal, Aaron Rodriguez and wife, Echo, and Vanessa Rodriguez and great grandchildren, Natalie Rodriguez and Jade Rodriguez.  He is also survived by the mother of his children, Joyce Deal, as well as Melodie Deal, his granddaughter, Samantha's mother. 

Ralph was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Whittermore Deal and stepfather, Edward Deal.  Ralph will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Wise Funeral Home.  Online guest register