Dean Deadmond

picture-pubODIN — Nelson “Dean” Deadmond, 91, of Odin, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 surrounded by his family.

He was born December 12, 1922 the son of Joseph and Clara (Williams) Deadmond in Odin. He married Marion “Rosebud” Helen Chappell on October 15, 1946 in Mayfield, Kentucky. She survives in Odin.

In addition to his wife, Rosebud, survivors include his daughter Patty DeWeese and husband Tom of Sandoval; son Larry Deadmond and wife Carolyn of Odin; grandchildren Brenda Kunick and husband Jim of Sandoval, Kathy Parson and husband Chad of Sandoval, Courtney Reams and husband Mike of Sandoval, Tracy Deadmond of Sandoval, Amber Deadmond and fiancé Joe Moore of Marion, Lisa Williams and husband Greg of Texas, Darren Deadmond and wife Christy of Oklahoma, and Jason Wilson of Odin; great-grandchildren Jeremy Kunick and fiancée Shylah Seals, Bethany Kunick, Jordan Parson, Kylie Parson, Megan Parson, Joshua Reams, Justin Deadmond, Jessica Reed and husband Richard, Cody Deadmond, Cameron Deadmond, Abby Stell, Tristan Moore, Ashton Rains, Kelan Rains, Brennan Deadmond, Christian Deadmond; great-great-grandchildren Emily Kay Deadmond-Bollheimer, Caroline Reed, Mira Grace Deadmond; and great-great-granddaughter, Paisleigh Deadmond expected to arrive Sept. 24.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Clara Deadmond; son Nelson Dean Deadmond Jr.; daughter-in-law Sandy Wilson; sisters Irma Hawkins and Isabell Ross; brothers Charles “Chic” Deadmond, Irvin Dale Deadmond, Joseph Deadmond, Wilson “S” Deadmond and Ira “Bud” Deadmond.

Dean served in the United States Army, during WWII in New Guinea. For 21 years, he was employed with the Vandalia Correctional Center and was a supervisor in the kitchen. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. He served his church as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. He liked cooking, antiques, yard work, flowers, and gardening. He also enjoyed family dinners, telling stories, and visiting with his  grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Odin with Rev. Ray Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church.

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