loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the age of 79. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 3, 1934 to the late Robert Vaughn and Willie Dee Coulter. He graduated in 1952 from W.B. Ray High School with honors. He attended Del Mar, Texas A&M, and UT after High School, before enlisting and serving in the Air Force from 1956-1960. Upon his Honorable discharge from his service, he entered A&I College in Kingsville, Texas and graduated in1962 with honors and a BBA degree in Finance. Dean was employed with Humble/Exxon Oil for 30 years retiring in 1992. He moved and lived in Houston from 1969 thru 1992 to continue his career with Exxon. He was well liked and respected in the community having donated his time to several organizations. These included the HI-Y Service Club, 20-30 Club of Corpus Christi 1954-55, President of Toastmasters Kingsville from 1965-1968, member of the board of directors with the Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association from 1970-1980, Architectural Control Chairman for the Klein brook subdivision from 1982-1984. He also served as a District Commissioner for Fire District 20 Harris County in Klein from 1984-1988. In 2007, he was elected to the W.B. Ray High School Hall of Fame. His hobbies included fishing, playing golf, cards, crossword puzzles and watching all sports with friends and family.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Vaughn Coulter and Willie Dee Morgan; and parents-in-law, Sidney Doyle Deason and Velora Huskey; uncle, James Bascom Coulter.
Dean is survived by his wife of 57 years Shelly Coulter; daughters, Lori Dalton, Lisa Schwab (Mike); son, Robert (Becky); grandchildren, Catherine Coulter, Aaron Schwab, Doug Dalton, Karyn Schwab, Tara Schwab, Alex Coulter, Carson Coulter.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, 4357 Ocean Drive Corpus Christi, Texas 78412, 361-992-9411. Honorary Pallbearers include his childhood friend, Bo Jenkins, Tom Williamson, Pete Volpe, Ken Morgan, Earl Runte, Jim Trammell, Fred Mitchell.