Ed Deal was a remarkable man. I didn’t realize how remarkable until I read about his life.
I knew him as the father of friends I regard highly, and gatekeeper to the backyard. He was economical with words but dense with wit, and I always felt very fortunate when he doled out some on my behalf.
His funeral was filled with stories from folks that had known him throughout his life and career, verifying his intelligence, humor and caring nature.
Then there was pizza and chocolate covered bacon.