John M. Dean passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 23, 2022, after a long battle with dementia at the age of 81 in Plano, Texas. He was born May 30, 1940 in Dallas, Texas to J. C. Dean Sr. and Ruth Chase Dean, who preceded him in death, along with his brother J. C. Dean Jr.
He graduated from Crozier Tech High School and Southern Methodist University, where he played football. John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Linda Horton Dean, their children, Deanna Dean, Devon (Mark) Johnson, John Trevor (Jeanne) Dean and Dorian (Bob) Woods, and his sisters Patsy Dean Rogers and Linda Dean Burgess. He was a very proud Grandfather to John Mark Johnson, Tyler and Ethan Dean, Trevor, Kealy and Tanner Woods. He also had numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
After college, he went into the real estate side of banking as a trust officer and later as a Real Estate Appraiser for his own company from which he retired in 2015.
Dad came to know the Lord as his personal savior at Pleasant Mound Baptist Church of which his great-grandparents were the founding members. My parents raised us in a Christian home of which the doors were always open to friends, family and neighbors for food, laughter and love.
He loved fishing of all kinds and took us on many fishing adventures and family vacations. Wherever we went, we always ended up back in Estes Park, Colorado which was our home away from home. Dad had a love for the Rockies since he first visit with our Mom on their honeymoon.
Dad's Celebration of Life will be at 12:30 pm on Friday, March 4, 2022, with food, fun and family visitation at Hughes Family Tribute Center located at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, Texas 75220. The graveside service will immediately follow at 3 pm.
Dad will be greatly missed and was loved by all who knew him for his kindness, care and concern for others.
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