John Dean

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Bro. John Edwin "Dugan" Dean, age 78, retired U.S. Army veteran, passed away Nov. 3, 2014 at his home in Dunnville, surrounded by family. He was born on Aug. 2, 1936 in Wess, a son of the late John William "Bill" Dean and Velma Wright Dean. Bro. John was a longtime Baptist minister, serving as minister of Blue Lick Baptist Church, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, and Locust Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and attended the Dunnville Christian Church. Known 
for his good nature and wit, Dugan was a loving husband, proud father/grandfather and an avid golfer. Always ready with a smile, his generosity, faithful walk with Christ and selfless nature will be sorely missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Martha Bertram Dean; two sons, Dr. Johnie (and Mindy) Dean and Kevin (and Bev) Dean; three daughters, Teresa Bailey, Nancy (and Mike) Marinaro, and Jennifer (and Doug) Tarter; seven grandchildren, Anthony (and Angie) Dean, Jessica (and Casey) Miracle, Justin (and Jennifer) Atwood, Sarai (and Kelley) Williams, Derek (and Ashley) Dean, Katie (and Ryan) Sproles, and Kelley (and Sara) Tarter; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard (and Margie) Dean and Larry (and Phyllis) Dean; four sisters, Rosa (and George) Bertram, Betty Carmicle, Maryann (and Wilbert) Blair, and Linda (and Fred) Peavey; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Dean and Peggy Dean; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul Dean and Ralph Dean; and a nephew, Greg Dean. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Dunnville Christian Church with visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. preceding the service. A private military burial service will be held on Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class members, pastors of the Casey County Baptist Association and his golfing buddies. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lake Cumberland Area Hospice or the Dunnville Christian Church Building Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at
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Published in The Casey County News on Nov. 5, 2014
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