Donald Reid Deal Sr.
|Donald Reid Deal Sr.
Deal and Spike Cohen
Libertarian Party of North Carolina
|June 16, 1957
Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA
|September 18, 2022 (aged 65)
Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
|Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Fire Fighting Instructor
|Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
Donald Reid Deal Sr. (June 16, 1957 - September 18, 2022) was a dedicated advocate of libertarian principles and a prominent figure in the Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) and the Libertarian Party of Davidson County.
Early Life and Background
Deal was born on June 16, 1957, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to Marvin Donald Deal and Carrice Sue James Deal. He spent his early years in Davidson County, where he would later leave a lasting impact on his community.
Career and Contributions
Deal dedicated 35 years of his life to serving as a Paramedic for Davidson County EMS and also served as a former Fire Fighter and Fire Fighting Instructor. His commitment to saving lives and helping those in need was evident throughout his career.
Beyond his work in emergency services, Deal was deeply involved in the political realm. He was an active member of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) and the Libertarian Party of Davidson County. Notably, he held the position of Vice Chair in both organizations, showing his dedication to promoting libertarian principles at both local and state levels.
Passion for Libertarianism
Deal's passion for libertarianism drove him to actively participate in the LPNC, advocating for limited government intervention, personal freedom, and individual liberties. As Vice Chair, he played a significant role in spreading the message of libertarian ideals and fostering a community of like-minded individuals who shared his beliefs.
Aside from his professional and political endeavors, Deal had a love for science fiction shows, with "Star Trek" being his favorite. This interest in sci-fi likely mirrored his enthusiasm for exploring new ideas and imagining a future grounded in liberty and self-determination.
In Memoriam and Legacy
On September 18, 2022, Deal passed away at the age of 65 at his home in Davidson County. His unexpected death left a profound impact on his family, friends, and the libertarian community he cherished.
Deal's legacy extends through the lives he touched and the principles he championed. His dedication to libertarianism and his contributions to the Libertarian Party of North Carolina and Davidson County will be remembered by those who shared his passion for individual freedom and limited government.
The Libertarian Party of North Carolina and the Libertarian Party of Davidson County mourned the loss of their Vice Chair and acknowledged his unwavering support and friendship. His contributions to the party, particularly his work as Chair of the 2019 Adjunct Committee on the Bylaws and Convention Rules, will be remembered as part of his lasting legacy in the libertarian movement. A moment of silence was held in remembrance of Deal at the 2023 LP North Carolina convention on March 11, 2023. The convention attendees paused to honor the memory of the late Vice Chair and reflect on his contributions to the party and the cause of libertarianism. During the memorial tribute, two individuals, Ryan Brown and Steven DiFiore, spoke in honor of Deal.
Deal will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and his memory will continue to inspire those who advocate for liberty and individual rights.