Norman Franklin Dean (1932 - 2014)

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Norman Franklin Dean

Columbia, TN

Norman Franklin Dean, age 82, a lifelong resident of Maury County, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014, at The Arbors of Willow Springs in Spring Hill.

Norman was born August 20, 1932 in Columbia as the youngest of five children born to Paul Dodson Dean and Daisy Cheek Dean.

Norman was educated in Maury County and graduated in 1950 from Central High School. He graduated from Columbia Business College and attended college in Colorado Springs, CO. He owned and operated Dean Real Estate and Auction Sales and N. F. Dean Realty & Auction Company, selling property in Maury County and surrounding counties for more than 40 years. He served in the Army National Guard and in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in the Air Force in Colorado Springs, CO and Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of West Seventh Street Church of Christ.

Norman, an avid golfer, enjoyed his weekly golf outings with friends in Murfreesboro. He also enjoyed meeting friends for coffee early each morning.

Norman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Amelia Parks Dean; one daughter, Allison Dean Love and her husband, Phil Love, of Columbia SC; his sister, Ann Graham of Columbia; brother-in-law, Harold Parks; and sisters-in-law LaBetha Parks and Jewell Dean.

He was pre-deceased by his brothers Thomas Ashton, William (Billy) Dean and Waylan Dean; sister, Doris Ashton Inman; brothers-in-law William Inman, Henry Graham, Lawrence Hill Parks, Charles Kenneth Parks and James Leslie Parks; and sisters-in-law, Norma Lee Ashton, Phyllis Parks and Bettye Parks.

His nieces and nephews are Thomas (Nedra) Ashton, Houston, TX, Tim (Julie) Ashton, Denham Springs, LA; David (Susan) Ashton, Austin, TX; Eddie Inman, Lynnville; Brenda Graham McGrath, Knoxville; Ken (Rowena) Graham, Franklin; Teresa Dean, Columbia; Lisa Dean, Franklin; Chuck (Tracey) Dean, Columbia; Linda (Ray) Ldzikowski, Fleming Island, FL; Alan (Sheila) Parks, Americus, GA; Kathy (John) Pewitt, Thompson's Station; Pebby (Eddie) McClain, Jacksonville, FL; Tracey (Kim) Parks, Lebanon and David (Meg) Parks, Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by nephew, Douglas Dean.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, in Morton Cemetery in the Leftwich Bridge Community with Jerry Elder officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19.

Oakes & Nichols is assisting the family with the arrangements, and online condolences may be made at

Memorials may be made to West Seventh Street Church of Christ, 405 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401; Columbia Academy, 1101 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401; and The Mid South , 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.

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320 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-4711
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Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 24, 2014
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