He was born on January 5, 1933 to the late Henry T. and Leona Dean of Elkton, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carroll Dean; daughter, Linda Wine; and his loving wife of 56 years, Jean Dean.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Dean and James (Jimmy) Dean of Clarksville, TN; a sister, Wanda Beckham of Magee, MS; and two grandsons, James T. Wine, Jr. of Vale, CO and Jeremy L. Wine of Syracuse, IN.
He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one with the 1st BDE 101st Airborne Division and the 173rd Airborne BDE, with a total of 24 years of military service. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, The 101st Airborne Division Association, The WK&T Chapter, DAV, The VFW Post 11160, and The 173rd Airborne Division Association.
No services are planned, remains are to be cremated and placed with his loving wife in the memorial wall at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West in Hopkinsville, KY.
Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.