Coy W. Dean

Coy W. Dean HAMILTON COUNTY-Coy W. Dean passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 96 years on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Indian Gap Cemetery in Hamilton County, Texas. A tribute of Coy's life may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. Coy William was born on June 19, 1917, to Ellis and Nettie Westmoreland Dean in Lamesa, Texas. He graduated from Anson High School in 1935, and he later earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University in 1940. Coy served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. While serving his country, he participated in the New Guinea Campaign and the Southern Philippines Campaign. Coy earned the following decorations and citations: Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, two Bronze Star Medals and a Victory Medal. On Feb. 12, 1949, Coy married the love of his life, Doris Barker, at Southside Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas. He was employed by the KCBD television station for 25 years as business manager. Upon retirement, Coy earned his real estate license. Coy was a member of the Caprock ABC Club for many years and served as president in 1974. Coy often entertained the community with letters to the editor in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Coy and his wife Doris are members of Second Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Doris Dean; their children, Ellis Dean and wife, Cindy and Curtis Dean and wife, Karen; grandchildren, Jake Dean and his wife, Malory, Jessica Box and husband, Robert, Maci and Amie Dean. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Talmadge Dean.

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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 6, 2014