Ira Dean age 90 went to meet Jesus and his loving wife Lillian (Lilly)
May 5, 2004 after a brief illness at Berea Hospital.
the son of the late Hiram and Lucy Dean of Jackson County Kentucky. He
was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic
Lodge. Ira was a founding member and pastor of the Dixie Park Baptist
until his retirement in 1993.
survived by one daughter Vick (Robert) Lakes of Richmond. 5 grandsons
and 12 great grandchildren: William C. (Tonya) Dean and their children
Kelle, Krystal, Courtney, William. Bradley (Rayanna) Dean their children
Lynsey and Bradley all of Dayton, OH. Jeff D. (Tena) Gabbard their
children Shelby and Sydni. Bryan (Malinda) Gabbard and their daughter
Beth. Ben M. Gabbard and his daughters Savanna and Kelcee all of Berea.
Ira is also survived by one sister Celia Kirby, and several nieces and
addition to his loving wife and parents Ira was preceded in death two
children Bill J. Dean and Betty Faye Dean, and several brothers and
sisters. To all that knew and loved Ira knew of his love and devotion
fro the Lord. His ministry continued through his radio ministry and
preaching the gospel until his home going on May 5th.His love for his
family showed through all that he did and his love for the Lord touched
all people that met him. Though we rejoice in his homecoming he will be
services will be Saturday May 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakes Funeral
Home, with Rev. Larry Harris and Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial
will be in the Berea Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lloyd Lamb, Roy McCollum,
Clarence Isaacs, Granville Isaacs, Keith Miller, Jackie Cope and Brian
Combs. Visitation will be Friday May 7, 2004 after 6:00 p.m. at the
Lakes Funeral Home.