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John Miller Dean

January 21, 1941 — September 20, 2023

Kaufman

John Miller Dean

John Miller Dean, 82, of Kaufman, Texas, went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2023.  John was born on January 21, 1941, to John and Katie Ruth Dean in Kaufman.  He grew up in the Jiba Community and lived there until he joined the Army.  He started working as a teenager helping farmers and other neighbors and was always known as an earnest, hard worker. He graduated Kaufman High School in 1959.  After high school, he began his trade as a brick mason. He took a break from laying brick to serving his country in the U. S. Army. After completing his service, he returned to his trade as a brick mason for several years until he went to work for Janico in 1986, where he worked for 16 years.  On November 27, 1965, he married Suella Dean in Kaufman.  John and Suella were blessed with a loving 57 years together. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, especially bird hunting, raising cattle, and taking care of his donkey, Cedrick.  Many generations of dear friends and family were blessed each summer by John and Sue's annual 4th of July party, where John began the tradition years ago as the original barbeque "Pitt Boss".  He has been a member of the Kaufman Church of Christ since 1998, where he served faithfully.  John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Katie Ruth Dean, his son Justin Cody Dean, sister Tancy Dean Platt and brother-in-law William Platt, brother-in-law Jerry Hunt, brother-in-law George Williams and sister-in-law Merle Williams, sister-in-law Beryl Williams Rand and brother-in-law Roy Rand.  Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Sue, sister Mary Kay Dean Hunt, nephews: Gregory Wade Hunt and wife Sandy, Mike Williams, Brian Williams and wife Robin, and Roy Don Rand and wife Sharon; nieces: Kim Platt, Kristi Platt Villarreal, Kendall Hunt, Rhonda Williams Dykes and husband Jeff, and Linda Wood. Numerous extended family and friends will miss him dearly.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kaufman Church of Christ or the Wounded Warrior Project.  

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Visitation

Saturday, September 23, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Kaufman Church of Christ

27 Oak Creek Dr, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Kaufman Church of Christ

27 Oak Creek Dr, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Interment

Saturday, September 23, 2023

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Wilson Chapel Cemetery

Co Rd 154, Kaufman, TX 75142

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