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Arnold Elmer Dean Sr. of 309 Lester Drive, died Nov. 18, 2018, at his home.
A Celebration Life will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the residence, 27292. Visitation will be held at the residence on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
He died from complications of an illness after three years.
He was born Sept. 15, 1943, in Lee County, Va., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean (Laura).
He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the Eastern Star, and an animal lover. He was retired from LinPac Corrugated and a member of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by nine siblings.
Surviving are his wife Rosa Issacs Dean; sons Delrio Franklin Dean of Jenoa N.Y., Charles Linville Dean of Winston-Salem, Arnold Elmer Dean Jr. of Baldwirsville, N.Y.; daughters Laura Jean Haley of Cortland, N.Y., Crystal Lynn Dean of Greensboro; Deborah Hampton Bailey (Gary) of Lexington, Tommy Ray Hampton (Sandy) of Lexington, Stephanie Ashworth Jarvis of Oak Ridge and Benton Caldwell Ashworth II of Oak Ridge; grandchildren Andrew, Jordan, Johnnie, Maria, Amanda, Joshua, Mikalya, Heather, Drew, Dillon, Daniel, Drake, Rachel and Nicole; sisters Shirley Martin (Charles) of Glen Burnie, Md.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davidson County Hospice (200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292).
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Dean family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.