David E. Dean Jr.Published 4:49pm Friday, November 8, 2013
Mr. David E. Dean Jr. 88, of Lottie, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Bay Minette.
He was born June 21, 1925, to the late David E. Dean Sr. and Willie Jones Dean. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic during World War II, and later in the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 7016. He was a farmer for many years. He served his community and his church.
He worked for Production Credit and was chairman of the Baldwin County Soil and Water Supervisors for 20 years. He was a board member of Southern Pine Electric, Baldwin County Farm Bureau, Perdido Alumni and a member of Lottie United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the board of trustees and was finance chairman for many years.
His parents and siblings, Frank Dean, Herbert Dean, Albert Dean, Ruby Hayles, Myrtle Shiver and Claude Dean preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Taylor Dean; three daughters, Cheryl Dean (Burk) McWilliams of Arley, Karen Dean (Stephen) Caldwell and Susan Dean (Jim) McCracken, both of Lottie; seven grandchildren, Jason, Vaughn, Rachael, Josh, Thomas, Jim and Jennifer; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, from the Lottie United Methodist Church, with Dr. Doug Williams and the Rev. David Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Lottie New Home Cemetery with VFW honors. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time Friday, from the Lottie United Methodist Church.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Hayles, Claude Dean, Bill Sigler, Wayne Dean, Wendell Dean and Jack Weatherford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Darden, Jason Caldwell, Vaughn McWilliams, Josh Caldwell, Thomas McWilliams and Jim McCraken.
Contributions can be made to the Lottie New Home Cemetery Fund.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.