HOT SPRINGS - Dean Hartwell, 92, of Diamondhead, in Hot Springs, Ark. went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2014.
He was born July 15, 1921 in Bonham, Texas to Plummer and Lettie Hartwell. Dean was of the Methodist faith and member of Diamondhead Community Church. During his early career he worked as a corporate secretary for various van lines and warehousing companies. Later he thoroughly enjoyed working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he was honored with many awards. After being a lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas, Dean moved to Diamondhead in 2003, where he was affectionately known as Mr. Diamondhead for his many acts of kindness and service over the last 10 years.
He is predeceased by his parents, wife, Monetta Robinson Hartwell, five brothers and two sisters.
Loving survivors include his daughter, LaDean (David) Diercoff, of Diamondhead; son, Gary Robert (Pam) Hartwell, of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Lucas, Jamie (Will) Janney, Christie (Brandon) Copling; great-grandchildren, Garrett Scudder, Rylie Scudder and Lauren Lucas; step-grandchildren, Randy Diercoff and Linsley (Don) Srygley; step-great-grandchildren, Nicholas Srygley, Rachel and Jeanette Diercoff.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Wise Funeral Home in Bonham, Texas. Burial will follow at Arlidge Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Mark Williams officiating.
Guest register is www.caruth-hale.com.