Mr. Oliver O. Dean, Jr.
March 17, 1932 – April 10, 2019
Oliver Orion Dean Jr, 87, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Lewisville Texas.
Oliver was born March 17, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to Jonnie and Oliver Dean.
Oliver grew up in Dallas and right after high school began working for Western Electric. He dedicated over 30 years of his life to Western Electric until he reached retirement age.
In 1950, Oliver met the love of his life, Jackie Chapman and was married for 66 happy years. Together they made a life in Oak Cliff and raised their son, Gary.
Oliver was an avid racecar owner and mechanic and was a friend to everyone he met at the track. He was involved in racing his entire life, and even instilled his love of racing in his son, Gary, and two grandsons, Nathan and Andrew.
Oliver is survived by his son, Gary Dean of Lewisville, his sister Caroline and her husband Jerry McAden of La Porte, his brother Robert, his grandson Nathan and wife Amber, and another grandson Andrew and wife Jessica. Oliver’s great granddaughters name is Vivian.
Oliver was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Jackie Dean.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15 at 1:00 PM at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
- Gary Dean, Son
- Caroline McAden, Sister
- Jerry McAden, Brother-in-law
- Robert Dean, Brother
- Nathan Dean, Grandson
- Amber Dean, Granddaughter
- Andrew Dean, Grandson
- Jessica Dean, Granddaughter
- Vivian Dean, Great Granddaughter
- Jackie Dean, Loving Wife of 66 years
- Oliver O. Dean, Sr., Father
- Jonnie Pearl Dean, Mother
- Graveside Service Monday, April 15, 2019
Mr. Oliver O. Dean, Jr.
April 15, 2019
Papa’ s passing is a huge loss for Gary Nathan and Andrew. These 4 were thick as thieves. I have always admired Oliver for the way he was instrumental in all their lives. He was a quiet man soft spoken and very funny. He never missed a soccer game or school function. He was their every Christmas morning to see what Santa brought them. He was the constant in every aspect of their life’s. I liked papa for who he was. but I loved him for who he was to Nathan and Andrew and for his sincere unconditional love he had for them and Gary. I’m very glad that he got to know his great granddaughter and she him. She is to young to remember him, but she will always know of him in her heart. God bless you papa. Rest In Peace. You left this earth loved by so many.
April 14, 2019
I love you, Uncle Doona. You will be missed. Love Always, Rachel
April 12, 2019
I'm sorry to read of your loss of a loved one. I wanted to share an encouraging scripture to help comfort you during this time. John 5 promises us this 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.