OBITUARY

John F Dean, Jr.

January 8, 1928April 7, 2019

Funeral service for John F. Dean, Jr., 91, is set for Thursday at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Henry Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mr. Dean died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. He was born on January 8, 1928 to the late John Foster Sr. and Aline Honeycutt Dean. Except for his service in the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force, he was a lifetime resident of Corinth. After graduating from Corinth High School he attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from the University of Memphis. Following his military service, Mr. Dean joined his parents in their trucking business. He served as President of Dean Truck Line, Inc., Mississippi Warehouse Corporation and Dean Leasing, Inc. Throughout his life he was involved in various business ventures including his longest lasting venture as a co-owner of Plaza Bowling Lanes for almost 40 years. Mr. Dean was involved in various civic activities including serving as past president of the Boys Club, a member of the Rotary Club and as a member of the board of the local YMCA. An active member of First United Methodist Church for many years, he was also an honorary life steward of First United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the United Methodist Hour, and a past board member of the United Methodist Children’s Home.

Mr. Dean was preceded in death by his parents, John and Aline Dean; his wife, Betty Miller Dean; and a son, John F. Dean III (Jack).

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Northcutt and husband Danny of Pickwick Dam, TN; son, Jeff Dean and wife Denise of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren, Dana Dean, Jeff Dean Jr. and Daniel Dean and wife Maggie.

The Rev. Roger Shock will officiate the service.

Memorials in honor of John F. Dean, Jr. can be made to Firs United Methodist Church, 901 N. Fillmore St. Corinth, MS 38834, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, at stjude.org, Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801 or to the charity of your choice.

Funeral service will be under the care of McPeters Funeral Directors, Inc.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

John F Dean, Jr.

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Dickie Rhea

April 12, 2019

The Apostle Paul wrote “And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as His adopted children, including the new bodies He has promised us.”
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Dickie Rhea
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