Gone but not forgotten! This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mike Deeds who was born in United States on March 26, 1942 and passed away on May 20, 2007 at the age of 65. We will remember him forever. IN MEMORY OF MIKE DEEDS: If you would like to do something to Honor Mike he asked that you consider donating to one of the following organizations:
1.) American Lung Association of Arizona 102 West McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-258-7505 or 1-800- LUNG-USA http://www.lungarizona.org
2.) Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation 2929 East Camelback Road, Suite 122 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 546-GIVE (4483) firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Arizona Animal Welfare League 30 North 40th Place Phoenix Arizona 85034 602-273-6852 email@example.com
Thank you Norm Gearhart and family for sponsoring this website. It will be located at this web address forever.
Message from Paul Meyer, Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor:
"To Clear Channel Outdoor, Mike Deeds was a true giant of a man, not just in stature, but also in innovative talent, dedication and unrestrained passion for our business. With fiercely competitive determination, he never accepted “no” in the pursuit of what he believed would make us a better company. Yet despite his toughness and swagger, borne no doubt in part from his years in Vietnam, he was one of the most compassionate and sensitive men many of us have ever known. Mike Deeds was not just immensely talented, but more importantly, he was a genuinely good person with an enormous heart, always looking for ways to help others. We all will miss him dearly."
In a better place / . .
God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around Him and whispered, come with me. With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and fade away. Althought we loved him dearly, we could not make hi...
You will always be the man of my dreams! / Lori Deeds (Wife)
Dear Mike, it is hard to believe that you left this earth 7 years ago. So much has happened since then. Shane is becoming such a big guy now. he is 5 feet tall and 100 pounds. He has such fond memories of your Saturdays together. He loved going out f...
7 Years ago yesterday, our dreams were shattered! / Lori Deeds (Wife)
Mike, I always hoped for a better outcome. You were my hero and always will be. I will always love you, until the day I die. When you left this earth, I fell apart.
I thank God for having you in my life for the time we had. It was way too short but ...
You are missed.... / Sigrid (Daughter)
Boy, do I miss you! On Saturday Nic and I were outside washing the car and your song came on the radio. Thanks for letting me know that you were with us on the day that we got the great news. Yes, It's a Man Child. I know you had something ...
The Best Husband, Boss, Friend & Mentor / Lori Deeds (Wife)
It seems Like yesterday my fantasy man arrived. Your 65th bithday was amazing thanks to Jim, Monica, Dan, Chuck, Heather and Kimberly. You were so adored Mike. We knew what your wishes were and we understand. Thank you to Norm & Jeanne&...
Mike was THE MAN in outdoor advertising operations
Michael R. Deeds had been in the Phoenix Corporate Headquarters Office since 1996. As Executive Vice-President/Operations, his primary responsibility is to oversee the operations departments in each of Clear Channel Outdoor's over 40 individual profit centers.
Following his 8-year stint in the U. S. Army/Special Forces, including two tours of duty in Vietnam and a Bronze Star for his service to his country. Mike Deeds began his Outdoor career in 1968 as a bill poster with Pacific Outdoor. In 1976, he was named Operations Coordinator in the San Diego branch; a position he held until 1991 , he then accepted the position of Branch Operations Manager in Los Angeles for Patrick Media (later to become Eller Media). In 1996 he moved to the Phoenix Corporate headquarters as Executive Vice-President of Operations.
Mike has developed significant improvements in the technical aspects of displaying and changing outdoor advertising copy. He has served on numerous industry-operations committees as either a member or advisor. He is recognized as one of the nation's foremost experts in Outdoor Operations. In 2005 he was inducted into the Outdoor Advertising Association of America's Hall of Fame.