James Richard Dean, Sr.
Age 75, passed away at home in Trinity, FL on Monday, October 8, 2018. He was born on December 26, 1942 to Walter and Kathryn Dean in Washington, DC and was raised in Greenbelt, Maryland. He served in the Army where he earned his Master Parachutist Badge. He was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Combat Infantrymanâ€™s Badge, the Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts, and the Army Commendation Medal. Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Leila; sons Richard Dean and James Dean, Jr.; daughters Rita Wilson, and Becky Horvath; brother, Hugh Oâ€™Donnell; and sister, Kathryn Nieman. He also has seven precious grandchildren and one great-grandchild who will miss him dearly. He is preceded in death by his daughters, Kimberly Dean, and Marian Dean. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 12:00 p.m. at Bethel Bible Baptist Church, 9847 State Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34655. He will be honored and buried at Arlington National Cemetery in the months to come. Flowers can be sent directly to Dobies Funeral Home, 8825 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653 or a donation made in lieu of flowers to Shriners Hospital in Jimâ€™s honor. Jim had a big personality with an even bigger heart and he leaves behind an immense hole. We love you James Dean.