May 22, 1941 - January 20, 2019
Wayne Dean, 77, of Pleasant Valley, passed away on January 20, 2019, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 22, 1941, in Heaters, a son of the late Russell Lee and Bessie Ethel (Cogar) Dean. Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Airborne Division between 1960-1963, and later went on to work for the Ford Motor Company for 33 years; he was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #33 in Braxton County and an All American Member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He will be remembered for his love of family, friends, working on cars, hunting, and fishing. Wayne was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Wayne is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Ann Dean; son, Martin (Wendy) Dean, of Ohio; daughters, Mildred (Edward) Lewis, of Fairmont, and Cheryl (Charles) Wright, of Ohio; brother, Denzil (Ginger) Dean, of Mannington; sister, Linda Dean, of Fairmont; grandchildren: David (Ashley) Leiter, Leaona (Troy) Leiter, Megan Wright, Tristin Wright, Matthew (Allyssa) Kelley, Lucas (Marisa) Kelley, Tyler Gottwald, and Timothy Bowling, Jr.; sixteen great-grandchildren (and one on the way); brothers-in-law Herbert Martin, of Fairmont and Jack Radcliff, of Hagans; and several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by brothers and their spouses: Clell (Mary) Dean, Kenneth (Marilea) Dean; sister, Joan Radcliff; twin infant siblings: Marvin and Nancy; and mother and father-in-law, Oscar and Geneva Martin. Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont, on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 8p.m. and on Friday, January 25 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., with services starting at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend Glenn Stevenson officiating. Flag Folding Honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard. Interment will take place at Dean Cogar Braxton County Cemetery in Heaters, West Virginia.
Wayne Dean, 77, of Pleasant Valley, passed away on January 20, 2019, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 22, 1941, in Heaters, a son of the late Russell Lee and Bessie Ethel (Cogar) Dean. Wayne proudly served his country... View Obituary & Service Information
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