Gary Dean ALLEN-Charles Gary Dean of McKinney, Texas, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at the age of 76. He was born Aug. 7, 1936, to Harlan and Maureen (Mitchell) Dean in Slaton, Texas. In 1964, Gary married Wanda Dusty Henry in Dallas, Texas. Gary was a professional photographer from 1964 until the present and well-known as The Picture Man. His love of God's nature captivated him and the Lord gave him an eye to see in nature God's awesome works. Dec. 25, 1999, the Lord provided Gary with a new liver and through this awesome gift the Lord guided Gary to minister and share the word of God to the Salvation Army, churches and many, many individuals. Gary is survived by his wife, Dusty Dean of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Dena Dean of Melissa, Texas; grandsons, Ashtin, Derrick, and Clint Hoffmann of Melissa, Texas; sister, Kaye Dean of Lubbock, Texas; brothers, Jimmy Dean of Lubbock, Texas, and Wes Dean of Little Elm, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Lee Lindsey. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment is to follow the service in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org, or the American Cancer Association at www.cancer.org/involved/donate. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 14, 2013