OBITUARY

Brian Keith Dean

August 8, 1972October 11, 2021

Mr. Brian Keith Dean, 49, entered into rest on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Mr. Dean was a loving husband and father. He was a generous man who was stern, but had the biggest heart. Mr. Dean was a hard worker who loved his job, and was the Vice President of Operations for Jiffy Lube for numerous shops in the southeast.

Mr. Dean is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Christine Dean; son, James Dean; parents, Alvin and Marsha Dean; sister, Sherry Shaffer; niece, Sierra Shaffer; nephews, John and Chase Shaffer; and his mother-in-law, Barbara Graham.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Elliott Sons Funeral Home on Columbia Road.

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    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Jason Frick

October 15, 2021

B.D a man of his word, a man of honor, a man that was all go no quit. Bursting with energy, always excited to tackle any situation. Especially gifted at being handed a disaster and turning it into an unparalleled success! I too was given a fair shot to go as far as I was interested in going in the company. I didn't know that he was known for doing that at that time. I didn't know anything except he saw something in me and he believed in me . I had never experienced that in my life. I decided instantly I would never give him a reason to feel any other way. He was my mentor in the beginning but as I progressed and set myself apart from others we developed a friendship too. I can say adamantly that he is the only guy who new exactly what It is to have a temper and to love to fight. He is the only person that not only accepted that about me but also lived it himself at one time. He and I were always straight up with each other. I never made excuses or avoided responsibility for my actions. He was my boss true, a great one. He was also everyone else's problem solver. I felt it was the least I could do to keep my word to him, to never lean on him or take advantage of him or the company in any way. I will forever have that respect for him. A real stand up guy

Matt Swusdee

October 14, 2021

I'm so sorry this had happened to u & the affect it will on all of those that loves u. Thank u for be a friend. U will be missed. RIP my friend. We will see each other one day. Love u man!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤

Michelle Addison

October 14, 2021

BD as many times as well might have bumped heads if I needed you there you were . you listen to me cry and always has the most encouraging words ... I still remember when you started calling Me My Michelle and starting singing it..I was My Michelle from then own .....j Whos gonna feel those Shoes!!!! You have been an inspiration in my life!!! Thank you for always believing in me when i didn't You did!!!! Dean Family you are all in my prayers!!!! What we wouldn't give to see the Black Chevy !!!! One more time...FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!

Gator Dean

October 13, 2021

To the best brother in the world I love you so much and you are the best big brother ever you have touched so many people in a great way nobody will ever have the impact that you did I love you with all my heart

Natasha Villagran

October 13, 2021

Every so often in life, we come across a special person who truly changes your life.. for me that was Brian Dean.. it’s so hard to believe he is gone, but the impact that he left on me and many others will forever live on..Brain Dean or as we called him BD was a man with outstanding accomplishments and a even more impressive boss, I will forever be indebted for everything he has done for me at work and outside of work, he taught me proper work ethics, and team management skills. Brian Dean would always say when I was feeling down or having a bad day P-M-A positive mental attitude and I will stand by that through this hard time.. It is such a honor and privilege to have worked for and with him and I will forever be great full for everything he has done for me that he has taught me and for the opportunity to one day become half of a leader he was…his words and encouragements and he will never be forgotten…and I will work harder to show my appreciation and to make him proud. RIP BD

Brian Baker

October 13, 2021

Brian you were my best friend and brother. For once I am at a lose for words. I will always cherish the shenanigans and "adventures" that we put our wives through. From the fights in the garage, the infamous mule rides, and the many nights draining Millers out back talking about nothing and everything all at once. I will see you again my friend and we will have "A Miller on the mule Boy"!

Christy and James I can not imagine your pain. Ours pales in comparison. Julie and I are always here for you!
Love you!
Love you BD!

Lindsey Beaver

October 13, 2021

I’ve worked for Brian on and off for 12 years. He gave me a chance when I didn’t deserve it, and truly helped me turn my life around. He believed in me always. He was a good boss and a good person and will be missed by many. Love always, Lindsey (&Jt) Beaver <3

Donnie Powell

October 13, 2021

What can I say, except " Smooth is fast!" That's one of my favorite B.D. quotes that he's taught me through the 20+ years I've known & worked for him.I've got to to be one of the biggest headaches for B.D. for many years! B.D. was a man of many chances, & he gave me more chances than I probably deserved! He was also one of the biggest believers in people that I've ever met! My life changed forever in the year 2011, & B.D. was one of the key people for changing me as a person! Except for the birth of my daughter at that time,
he helped lead me to one of the greatest experiences of my entire life at the 2012 J-TEAM ALL STAR'S nationals in Miami, finishing 2nd. He was a drill sergeant to get us there, but so much was taught & learned from the experience! Firm & stern! The biggest thing I learned from Brian that year was, you have to give to recieve! You have to put in the work & give out to recieve the rewards! To this day, I'm still trying to follow that advise! I'm proud to say that I feel like I have not let him down! He was to me like many others.. The father of our
Jiffy Lube family! I want to thank him, Brian Dean, as one of the biggest influences in my life! My very sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the Dean family! To his Jiffy Lube family, I want to say one last time... "Fire in the hole!!!" He's up there, still watching
down on us all from a better place!

Alicia Cole

October 12, 2021

Man, I'm still at a loss for words! This still feels like a bad dream that I wish I could wake up from. One thing I can always say about BD is he had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back. I worked for Jiffy Lube on and off for a total of 11 years and anytime I needed to get something off of my chest I knew I could always go to him. When I had no one else to count on I knew I could count on him and can tell you numerous times how many times he's came to my rescue financially and then worked it out for me to pay him back a little at a time with every paycheck until the debt was paid off. Getting this news has affected me a lot worse than I expected and I just pray so hard for his family and everyone else that was a part of Brian Dean's life. To go at such a young age and leave a huge impact on everyone is so sad. One thing is for sure that man will never be forgotten and his legacy will live on no matter what! He was such a fun-loving, caring, smart, funny and dependable guy. He loved his job and made sure he took care of those of us at jiffy lube that was dedicated to our jobs. For that I am forever greatful to have been a part of this mans life and again I'm praying that we can all find comfort and piece at know he's in heaven now and dont have to go through this scary thing called life right now!

Angie (Jackie) Ladd

October 12, 2021

13 years ago I walked in to my very first day on the job at Jiffy Lube. You come over to me and introduced yourself,I introduced myself as Angie. You told me that day I didn't look like an Angie, I looked like a Jackie. For 13 yrs that name stuck lol. I may not work for the company anymore but we never forget those who impacted our lives and for me,you were one of those people. Although there were times we didn't see eye to eye,you ALWAYS treated me with respect. For that,I want to say thank you. So many of us are still in shock that you are gone but I promise you like so many others,you will never be forgotten. Thank you for always having faith in me. We will miss you always B.D. May you R.I.P. forever. #flyhighboss

FROM THE FAMILY