John Homer Dean, 79, of Louisa, KY, passed away at Three Rivers Hospital in Louisa on Monday, June 20, 2022.
John was born July 7, 1942 to Robert and Mellie (Newcombe) Dean. Born in Fort Gay, WV and raised in Long Branch Holler in Tabor’s Creek, his family moved to Chicago where he spent most of his adult life. John was a skilled pipe fitter for Oscar Meyer for most of his career before joining his brother as a pottery craftsman, then joining his son, John in expedited delivery services.
He is survived by his wife of 5 years Arna Gay; his sons John and Charles; his grandchildren Melissa, John, Angela, Jaziel, Preston and Austin; his great-grandchildren Madison, Gianna, John, Scarlet, Declan, Christopher, Haylee, and Allyson; and great-great-grandchild Elena.
While he enjoyed music, cards, horses and fishing, he mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially family. He loved spending time with his sons “Johnny Lee” and “Chucky” even if that meant being dragged out in the cold weather for Walleye fishing off a windy bridge in Wisconsin. He enjoyed seeing, hearing about and being shown pictures of all the grandchildren. One thing his family knew him for was that he ALWAYS remembered birthdays and would call to say Happy Birthday for every child and grandchild.
John expressed his love for his Savior often through listening to music, mostly Gospel Bluegrass. Listening to these songs comforted his soul and set his eyes on the day he would meet Jesus. While we miss him, we are comforted that John Dean, a man who loved and was loved by his family is at rest in heaven.
Funeral services for Mr. Dean will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Dean Cemetery in Fort Gay, WV.
Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home.