TENNERTON — William Junior Dean, 81, of Hawkins Drive, Buckhannon, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. He was born on Dec. 6, 1935, in Upshur County, a son of the late Aaron Bencil and Lillian Virginia Mouser Dean. On Feb. 28, 1959, he was united in marriage to Carol Jo Hollen Dean, who preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2014. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one infant daughter Deborah J. Dean and one son-in-law Michael Eichelberger.
He is survived by three daughters: Tonya Perkins and companion Jim Lawrence, of Ellamore, Tamela Eichelberger of Elkins, and Tina and husband Ray Smith, of Clarksburg; six grandchildren: Hayes Perkins of Davis, Kati and husband Jared Boone, of Buckhannon, Sara Black, of Elkins, Aryn Black and fiancé Tyler Dean, of Elkins, and Jordan and Madison Smith, of Clarksburg; one great-grandson Colton Boone and one great-granddaughter Emmalyn Grace Dean; three sisters: Irene and husband Jim Hood, of South Hill, Va., Phyllis Gorney, of Wilmington, Ill., and Virginia Kline, of Wooster, Ohio; and three brothers: Roy Dean and wife Sandy, of Buckhannon, James Dean and wife Julie, of Buckhannon, and David Dean, of Herod, Ill.
Mr. Dean attended schools in Upshur County and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Hawaii from 1955-1957. He was employed by George Roessing and Sons for several years and was retired from Union Drilling with 25 years of service as a driller.
He loved to tinker in his garage, do woodworking, watch old western television programs, and feed the birds and squirrels at his home. Family and friends will remember the smile which was always on his face.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the Dean family at www.heavnerandcutright.com The Dean family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.