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John Earl Dean

September 21, 1932May 24, 2017
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John Earl Dean, 84, a lifelong resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away May 24, 2017. Mr. Dean was born September 21, 1932 in Grand Prairie to John Henry Dean and Pearl Hazel Brumley. Johnny graduated from Grand Prairie High School in May 1950 and was recognized as Best All Around Guy in his senior class. He served in the US Air Force from January 8, 1951 until October 5, 1954. He married Mary Garrison in 1977. He had a career in carpentry, as a sheetrock specialist, and was proud of his sheet rocking for the Bank of America green outlined building in Dallas, Texas. He was a member of the Grand Prairie Gopher Booster Club and had a passion for football and baseball. He was a letterman for two years in both sports. He is survived by children; daughter, Dyanne and husband, Jim Baxter, son, Mike Dean, daughter, Donna and husband, Dwayne Kelso, and daughter, Deanna Knippa; grandchildren; Ben Basham, Gil Conde, Ashley Dean, Dustin Dean, Megan Dean, Cassie Dean, Aaron Williams, Kaylie Kelso, Averie Kelso, Daniel Dean, Dylan Dean and John Knippa. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sons; John E. Dean, Jr., Robert T. Dean, as well as: brothers, Don Dean, Jack Dean, Ruben Lynn Dean; sisters, Sarah Daniel and Wanda Marks. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 P.M., May 30, 2017 at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, Texas. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., May 31, 2017 at the Funeral Home.

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October 30, 2017

Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time - Psalms 29:11

Cealia C

May 29, 2017

To the family of John Earl Dean, Sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. May God comfort and strengthen you all at this most difficult time. May the memories that you have made together bring you comfort and strength and last a lifetime.

Ruben Lynn Dean Jr

May 28, 2017

God Bless you and yours.

Melinda Marks Morgan

May 26, 2017

Johnny Dean was a favorite uncle. Always teasing and laughing about something. I will always remember going to little league baseball games at Cottonwood Park to watch John, Robert and Mike play. Johnny loved baseball and helping coach the boys! He is very fondly remembered.

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