Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Harry Deal HARRY E. DEAL came to work as custodian at the "downtown" Marston Street high school building in Ranger, TX. He was called "Mr. Moon" as an affectionate nickname by the students. He was the putty & the grease and the Lysol that kept the "machine" running smoothly. "Get Mr. Deal." "Ask Mr. Deal to bring it." Given a gargantuan task, he was the man who could do it. No task too large, no mess too big, no floor too cluttered for Harry Deal. The job would be quietly, efficiently and quickly made manageable and completed. His coveralls, his white hair (and growing forehead) and his hearing aid were his trademarks. Superintendents, principals, teachers and students all went to Mr. Deal for help. And always got it. He was born on July 7, 1889, and it is thought that he came from Pennsylvania in the 30's and Mrs. Deal-- Ellen Irene Lockhart--from the old Alameda Community. They had a daughter, Julie Irene Deal (RHS-1958), who was born in Ranger and still lives there. Harry Deal died Aug. 7, 1965, in Ranger and his wife, Ellen Irene Lockhart Deal, died Aug. 22, 1980, at the Western Manor Nursing home in Ranger. They are buried in the Alameda Cemetery near Ranger.