Thomas W. Dees

November 6, 1942March 12, 2020

In Loving Memory, Thomas Wesley Dees 1942 to 2020

Beloved husband and father, Tom was one of seventeen children born to John Wesley and Lillie Ruth Hooks Dees. He was born in Pascagoula, MS on November 6, 1942 and graduated from Moss Point High School in 1960. He served his country in the United States Army from April 28, 1961 until March 31, 1964, receiving an honorable discharge. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Anita Nile Dees, son Thomas Wesley Dees Jr (Tina), son Christopher Aaron Dees, daughter Regina Anita Dees-Sheffield (David), daughter Penny Lynn Dees Gregg, and granddaughter Heather Nichole Dees-Blenkinsop. He is also survived by many loving siblings: sister Deborah Dees Lenior (Grady), brothers Robert Crawford Dees (Myra), Michael Joseph Dees (Bonnie), and Mitchel Phillip Dees (Kathy). He was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Thomas Dees.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, March 23, 2020


Thomas W. Dees

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Gale Lane Smith

March 14, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Uncle T! I will never forget him catching Paul and I smoking! Running the roads in his Jeep and him talking Louis and I into hunting buried treasure in a cemetery and on an island off of Pascaoula. Great times, so glad we were able to share them! So glad we reconnected, RIP Uncle Tom till we get together in heaven and have even more adventures! Love you always Gale