Amusment park designer dies at 62 from brain cancer

Posted Monday, January 20, 2003 4:02 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Jerry Deagen, an artist whose works have been seen at parks across the country, died at his home in suburban Atlanta. He was 62. Deagen's projects included a restoration of a historic carousel at Six Flags Over Georgia and the Quarry Exhibit at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia's top tourist attraction with 4 million visitors per year.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 4:32 AM
There's a better article at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's website. It goes into detail about his work at Six Flags Over Georgia. Here's the link:

Very interesting fellow. I wished I had known he had lived in Decatur, it would have been nice to meet him.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 4:52 AM
That is a hard way to go. My condolences.

Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes

Monday, January 20, 2003 5:38 AM

Knowing now that he restored the famous Riverview carousel, I have some serious respect for this man.

62 is to young to go.

""To be the man, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!, You got to beat the man""!!!

Monday, January 20, 2003 8:05 AM
It's very sad news when some one dies. But for me, it's terrible news when some one who has done so much for society passes away. My prayers to his family and anyone who knew him.
Monday, January 20, 2003 3:07 PM

The Demon He's gonna getchya!

Monday, January 20, 2003 8:13 PM
May you spirit pass with peace across the veil. Your legacey will be remerbered, both at Six Flags Over Geroiga, but more for your beauty and vision at my childhood playground of Stone Mountain.

I meet him once when I was in 4th grade on a feild trip to Stone Mountain, during the Anabelum Days Festival. Which he did a lot of the conceptuals, and he came down and taslked to all the classes. This was a wonderful man, who's work and commitment to Gwinnett, as a model citizen, we be forever rembered by this Snellville Native.

Blessed Be, Jerry, maybe we will see each other again next life.


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