Callison-Lough Funeral Home

605 W Central, Bentonville, AR


James Roy Dean

July 7, 1947February 9, 2020

James R Dean, 72 of Bentonville passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was born July 7, 1947 in Bentonville to James William Dean Jr and Mary Ellen Hutchison Dean. Following graduation from Bentonville High School, he continued his education studying art at Oklahoma State Tech-Okmulgee. James enjoyed music, photography, painting, sketching, drawing, stained glass, classic foreign cars as well as collecting and dealing in 20th century American pottery. He retired from a career as a part sales associate with various BMW and Audi dealerships. Survivors include his daughters, Bree Dean of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Sloan Randolph (Louie) of Cincinnati, Ohio; his father, James Dean and sister, Joyce Dean both of Bentonville; his granddaughter, Haley Polk of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one great-grandson and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his mother. His funeral service will begin at 11:00am, Monday February, 17 at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville. Condolences may be expressed at www.CallisonLoughFH.com


  • Funeral Service Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Interment Monday, February 17, 2020


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Mel Stratton

February 16, 2020

So sad to see that James is no longer with us. James knew more about pottery than anyone I know and gladly shared his knowledge with me over the years. I will sure miss him. Rest In Peace