December 31, 1938 June 11, 2019 Joseph Samuel (Joe) Deel Jr., 80, Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Joe was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family. His kind gentle spirit, his sweet smile and his strong love for God has set a wonderful example for all. Joe was a Roanoke City Firefighter before his long career as a truck driver, retiring from Yellow Freight in 2000. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Samuel Deel Sr. and Stella Whitlock Deel; and his brothers, Jim and Kent; sisters, Marlene and Dot. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Hogan Deel; and his sons and their wives, Tim (Jean) and Mark (Karen). Also surviving are his grandchildren, Joshua (Erin), Nicholas, Kyle and Kirsten; and two precious great-grandchildren, Henry Joseph and Annabelle Catherine. Joe is also survived by his sister, Doris Hall (Jim); and brothers, Ray and Jerry Deel. There will be a viewing for family and friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. The Funeral Service will be held at noon on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with visitation one hour before the funeral. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


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