Martin L. "Bo" Dean Sr.

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    - Darlene Lastinger
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PORTAL, Ga. -- Martin L. "Bo" Dean Sr., 92, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, with his family at his side at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. Bo was born February 22, 1922, in Effingham County, Ga., to Malachi and Mary Dean. A decorated World War II veteran, he served with the 310th Bomber Wing Army Air Forces in the Philippines, receiving four Bronze Stars for his service. Married 65 years ago to the late Janette Oglesby Dean, Bo and Janette resided in Savannah, Ga., until retirement in 1976, when they returned to Portal and he to his love of farming. He was a long-standing member of Portal United Methodist, where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by friends and family. Known for his love of a good day's fishing, little children and his roadside vegetable stand, Daddy left a lasting mark on many.
Survived by his six children, Martin L. Dean Jr. (Deborah) of Bloomingdale, Donna Sue White (Johnny) of Hardeeville, S.C., Bobby Dean (Melanie) Springfield, Eddie Dean (Lisa) of Savannah, Linda Ann Thomas (Alvin) and Judy Lynn Brown (Larry), all of Portal. Grandpa to 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; baby brother to Fannie Faircloth, Uncle Bo to a number of nieces and nephews and a dear, lifelong friend to Paul Allen, who he thought of as a brother, his memory will be lovingly cherished by all.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
The funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Portal United Methodist Church with Dr. Fred Maddox and the Rev. Larry Sauls officiating.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Interment, with military honors, will be in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Portal.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family requests that remembrances be made to Portal United Methodist Church, 10 Church Street, Portal, GA 30450; or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
The family extends their sincerest appreciation to Dr. Timothy Thaller, Dr. Henry Purvis and the staff of Ogeechee Area Hospice for the exemplary care, kindness and compassion shown our father.
Friends may sign the online register book at
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, August 19, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27, 2014
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