Danny Joe Deel
Danny Joe Deel (Pop), 62, of Joshua, Texas, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, January 19, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Joshua. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, January 20, at Soda Springs Baptist Church in Millsap, Texas, with Rev. Jerry Clements officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Joshua.
Danny was born October 9, 1957 in Mineral Wells, Texas, and graduated from Millsap High School in 1976. Danny pastored the Soda Springs Baptist Church, enjoyed prison ministry, sharing his testimony as a man after God's own heart. He also enjoyed supporting a number of local churches.
Danny married Janet Grimes on July 16, 1983. They have three children: Misti Serrano and Matthew Deel, both of Oklahoma, and Jacob Deel.
Danny lived his life to the fullest. The most important part of his life was his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and how much the Lord loved him. Danny enjoyed preaching, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. A man of integrity, he was a small business owner for more than 20 years and fostered impactful relationships with his employees, customers and associates.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Janet Deel; his daughter Misti Serrano and his son Matt Deel; grandchildren Kaleb, Seth and Hannah Serrano and Jacob Deel; son-in-law Tony Serrano of Oklahoma and daughter-in-law Chelsey Deel of Oklahoma; father-in-law John Grimes of Burleson, Texas; brother-in-law Eddie Grimes, sister-in-law Karyn Grimes and sister-in-law Julie Grimes, all of Burleson; brother Larry Deel of Millsap; sister-in-law Marsha Deel of Millsap and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Deel; father and mother, Weldon and Mary Frances Deel and mother-in-law Billie Grimes.
Danny was loved and cherished and will be deeply missed. We know he is in the presence of his Heavenly Father and reunited with his son Jacob.
Published on January 17, 2020


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Vince & Karen Genz
Feb 27, 2020
Just found this and we are so sad that he has passed. He was such a wonderful friend & we enjoyed talking and cutting up. He did love the lord & I am sure he is having fun today in heaven with Jesus & his son.
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Jan 20, 2020
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Robbie Evans
Jan 18, 2020
I knew him for a short time at Soda Springs. I knew he was a man of God right away. John and I will really miss him. He’s making a place in heaven for all of us!! Robbie and John Evans!
Brenda white cates
Jan 18, 2020
So very sad to here this I know he
Gayle Youngblood Hooten
Jan 18, 2020
Danny was a kind and loving man. I knew him from a little bitty boy. So sorry that he is gone from us but happy to know he is present with his Lord. Prayers Janet for you and the family to be comforted.
Leon & Leah Henderson
Jan 18, 2020
Our condolences to Janet and all the children Your Husband and Dad was a Good man and Pastor and will be greatly missed
Jan 18, 2020
I remember Danny (and Janet) always made sure those children who didn’t have anything were taken care of.... including myself. He was an example of kindness and left a legacy that I hold close in my heart.
Eldon Clary
Jan 18, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss.
Julie Smith-Barnes
Jan 17, 2020
I remember many fun times growing up and being a classmate with Danny. He was always a sweet, fun loving person that I thought a lot of and I am blessed to have known him and got to hear him preach! Love, comfort and peace to all his family

Julie Smith-Barnes
Class of ‘76
Nacole Bridges Horn
Jan 17, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Misti and the family . I loved Danny , I can remember when Misti and I were young I would get so excited to stay the night with her at her dads because we would get to go to church . I will always cherish those memories.