Leroy I. Dean Sr., 72, of Hopewell, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
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He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Charlotte M. Dean; two sons, Leroy I. Dean Jr. and his wife Maria, and William E. VanSickle and his wife Joanne; one brother, Hubert Dean of Church Hill, Va.; a sister, Eula Garnes of Lenoir, N.C.; three grandchildren, Todd Ashley and wife Amy, Tiffiany Merritt and husband Robert and Timmothy VanSickle and wife Jessica; eight great-grandchildren, Austin Thomas VanSickle (deceased), Trevor Roby, Ryan Ashley, Brenden Merritt, Hunter Ashley, Ciera Ashley, Christian VanSickle and Leland VanSickle.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Fannie and Willie Dean; and a brother, Joe Dean.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Nelsen Funeral Home 214 N. Sixth Ave., Hopewell. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in Sunset Memorial Park.
Published in The Progress-Index on June 12, 2011