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John Earl Dean

September 21, 1932 - May 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...

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.