William Howard Dewey Dean 1930-2013 Obituary

William Howard Dewey Dean 1930-2013 Obituary

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William Howard “Dewey” Dean, age 83, of Buckhannon, WV passed away peacefully on Saturday,

November 30th, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 18th, 1930 in Buckhannon, the son of the late Dewey Dean and Beulah Strader.

On January 24, 1957 he married Leona Black who survives. Leona was the light of his life and faithful companion.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Vonda Brandt and husband Terry of Buckhannon and Sandy Lantz and husband Darrell of Stonewood, WV; two sons, William Joseph Dean of Buckhannon and David Dean and wife Dana of Morgantown, WV; four granddaughters, Kelly Brandt of San Francisco, CA, Kimberly Brandt of Buckhannon and Meredith and Victoria Dean both of Morgantown; five grandsons, Rick Dotson of FL, Patrick Brandt of Morgantown, Joshua Dean and wife Amanda of Memphis, TN, Jeremiah Dean and wife Adele of Uniontown, PA and Joseph Dean of Chattanooga, TN; three great granddaughters, Grace Dean of Memphis and Kaylee and Lily Phipps both of Buckhannon; two great grandsons, Jacob Dotson of FL and Blaze Phipps of Buckhannon; three sisters, Betty Jean Curtis and husband Norman of Warren, OH, Marilyn Knicely and husband Bob of Buckhannon and Nancy Pope and husband Joe of Parkersburg, WV and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Margaret Mercer. William was affectionately known as “Dewey” to his friends and family.

He was a man of religious faith, a hard worker and retired as Head Grocery Clerk at Kroger after 35 1/2 years of service.

He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed Mountaineer football and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball.

Friends will be received Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville, WV.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice Program, 1 Amalia Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Howard Dewey Dean 1930-2013 Obituary

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