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In Memory

Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean

James M. "Jimmy" Dean passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.  He was born in Kinston, NC, October 10, 1947, to the late Howard and Doris Dean.  He married the late Carolyn Mae H. Dean who passed away August 13, 1984.

He is survived by his daughter Kimberly D. Cardin and husband Ray of Raleigh; granddaughter Alexandria Dean of Raleigh; brother Howard Dean and wife Diana, and family of Charlotte; brother Joseph Dean and wife Trish, and family of Winston-Salem.

Jimmy fought for lhis country during the Viet Nam waras a member of the U.S. Navy, receiving three service medals and was honorably discharged.  He began working as a superintendent for CC Mangum Construction, and TR Vernal Paving and retired after twenty plus years on the job.

Jimmy was well known for enjoying billiards with friends and league play.  He traveled to Las Vegas to participate in a large billiard tournament.  He loved riding around in his '82 Corvette with his granddaughter on trips to the beach.  Pier fishing was one of his favorite hobbies, and there was no such thing as a bad day fishing!  He will be leaving behind a mountainous coin collection for his daughter and granddaughter to swim through.

The family thanks the staff at Rex Hospital for their excellent care and efforts and the dialysis center on Bush Street for their care during treatments.

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10/09/17 12:27 PM #1    

Kaye Lloyd (Gattis)

My deepest sympathy to Jimmy's family during this difficult time.  My thoughts and prayers are with them as they reflect on the fond memories of his life.  I know he will be missed terribly, especially by his granddaughter.  It is with regret that I am unable to attend his Celebration of Life.  Kaye


10/09/17 06:30 PM #2    

Jo Ann Cooper (Barton)

My sympathy, as well.  Jimmy was my neighbor while we were at Enloe and his wife, Carolyn, was my first cousin, so my neighbor became family.  Sending prayers for Kim and the family.  RIP, sweet Jimmy.


10/10/17 12:30 AM #3    

Glenn Richardson

My deepest sympathies to Jimmy's family. I know he will be missed but remembered with love. Jimmy was my neighbor all during high school and was my best friend during those years. Sadly, I hadn't seen Jimmy in many years. I think back on the memories and the times we shared and the world is an emptier place. Rest in peace old friend. You've certainly earned it.

10/10/17 08:49 AM #4    

Brenda Horton (Craft)

Condolences to Jimmy's family and loved ones.  Praying for peace and comfort for you.

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