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...
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&...
The Best Man Ever! / Lori Deeds (Wife)
IN LOVING MEMORY TO THE MOST WONDERFUL MAN THAT I'VE EVER BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE IN MY LIFE. YOU LEFT SUCH AN IMPRESSION ON EVERYONE YOU MET. WE MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH MIKE A FRIEND TO ALL. WE MISS THOSE TWINKELING EYES THAT CUTE LAUGH YOUR LOYAL...
The Most Wonderful Man! / Lori Deeds (Wife)
It has been 4 years ago today that God had another plan. Mike You were the best husband friend and protector. I know how hard you tried to be strong and fight for your life. You still have the biggest fan club. You brought so much joy to my life. I o...
You were there for me / Sunny Stewart (old friend )
Segrid and James So sorry to hear that you lost your dad. He was larger than life in every way. People like him are never supose to die its hard to imagine life without him. His love his big heart and smile will be remembered by many for a long time....
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.