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Obituary for Robert William "Bill" Dean

Robert William “Bill” Dean, age 90, passed away on December 29, 2023 in Childress, Texas.

Services will be at 2:00pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at the Joe E. Jones Memorial Chapel in Childress Cemetery. Burial will immediately follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Family visitation will follow the service from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday at the Childress Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.

Bill was born on November 14, 1933 in Tarpley, Texas to Lewis Hope Dean and Neva (Silvers) Dean. He graduated with the Class of 1953 from Medina High School in Medina, Texas. He then enlisted with the United States Army and proudly served our country overseas from 1955 to 1957. Upon returning from Japan, he transferred into the United States Army Reserve until 1961. While fulfilling his commitment to the Army Reserve, he worked as a Rural Electric Lineman in the Texas Hill Country. It was during this time he met his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Weynand) Dean and shortly after they moved to the Big Bend area. five or six years later they moved to Childress where he continued his career as a electrical lineman with Gate City Electric. He retired after 25 years of service at the age of 53. He continued to farm and ranch until the age of 89. Family was of the most importance to him. He continually supported his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was heavily involved in Little league and the Childress Bobcat Booster Club .

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Betty Zerr; 4 brothers; Glen Dean, L.H. Dean Jr., Donald Ray Dean and Jerry Neal Dean.

Bill is survived by:
Wife - Barbara Dean of Childress, TX
Son - Kenny Dean and wife, Liz of Canyon, TX
Son - Timmy Dean and wife, Courtney of Frisco, TX
Son - Randy Dean and wife Kayle of Lubbock, TX
Son - Scott Dean and wife, Lee Ann of Childress, TX
Sister - Ann Lutz and husband, Paul of Hondo, TX
Sister - Joyce Gray of Hondo, TX
Sister - Sue Manago of Stanton, CA
Grandchild - Tanner Dean and wife, Hannah of Cloudcroft, NM
Grandchild - Miranda McCurley and husband, Matthew of Childress TX
Grandchild - Weston Dean and wife, Michelle of Sneads Ferry, NC
Grandchild- Morgan Martin and husband Tyler of Sweetwater, TX
Grandchild - Tucker Dean of Arlington, TX
Grandchild - Trustan Dean of Arlington, TX
8 Great Grandchildren
Sister-in-law - Barbara Dean
Sister-in-law - Diane Cooper and husband Ricky of Venus, TX
Numerous Cousins, Nephews and Nieces.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to; Alzheimer’s Association at; Childress Sharing at PO Box 21, Childress, TX 79201; Childress Meals on Wheels at PO Box 473, Childress, TX 79201.