Beloved husband of the late Enid Gassen Dean of 56 years. Loving father of Herbert Dean and wife Valerie and Keith Dean Sr. and wife Debbie. Grandfather (Daddy Earl) to Keith Dean Jr. (Caroline), Jason Dean (Sheri), Kristopher Dean (Connie) and Teresa Sanders (Seth). Great-grandfather to Austin and Ashlyn Dean, Kayleigh and Kolton Dean and Coplen Sanders.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Earl Dean Sr. and Eunice Annie Cook Dean, of Orangeburg, S.C., and brothers Victor, Clyde, Everette, Rudolph and Fletcher Dean. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Kennerly.
Earl proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 when he was honorably discharged. He retired from Gulf Oil Company in Buras as a supervisor tankerman after 27 years of service. His favorite pastimes included fishing in the bayous and lakes of Louisiana, watching all types of sports, spending quality time with family and friends, and attending the men’s Sunday morning bible class at the First Baptist Church where he was a member for many years. He will be sorely missed.
Pall bearers were Herbert Dean, Keith Dean Sr., Mark Gassen, Keith Dean Jr., Jason Dean, Kristopher Dean, and Austin Dean. Honorary pall bearer was Perryl Gassen.
Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend visitation and funeral service at the First Baptist Church in Luling on Friday, April 25. Burial followed the service at the St. Charles Mausoleum in Luling.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hcalexanderfuneralhome.com Arrangements under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.
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