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Services

Julian Parrish obit photo

Julian “Mitch” Parrish

10/10/1943 ~ 11/13/2018

Services will be held: 11/18/2018

Faye Crenshaw obit pic

Faye McLamb Crenshaw

09/23/1939 ~ 11/12/2018

Services will be held: 11/15/2018

Robert Jones

Robert (Bob) Leon Jones

01/31/1941 ~ 11/10/2018

Services will be held: 11/15/2018

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Marcus Leonard Gaffney, III

02/06/1946 ~ 11/08/2018

Services will be held: 11/13/2018

Robert Strazzullo

Robert John Strazzullo

08/30/1986 ~ 11/05/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Carmen Abarca

03/16/1946 ~ 11/06/2018

Services will be held: 11/11/2018

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Verlene G. Campbell

09/01/1933 ~ 11/06/2018

Services will be held: 11/10/2018

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Jean West Carson-Parker

05/26/1933 ~ 11/02/2018

Services will be held:

Rex “Bunny” Austin Dean, Jr.



Rex Dean obit photo

03/05/1952 ~ 05/05/2018

Willow Spring– Rex “Bunny” Austin Dean, Jr. 66, a beloved husband, father and Bun-Bun passed away on Saturday at his home. A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Rex Austin Dean, Sr. and Pansy King Dean.

Rex was an active member of Kennebec Baptist Church for many years and served as the director of Sunday school with his wife, Glenda, served on the church council and was a member of the men’s Sunday school class. Rex owned and operated his own electrical contracting company for over 40 years. He worked with many individuals during that time, but none were more special to him than Matt Hobson, who worked for him for many years and was like a son to him. Rex was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his harvest with family and friends. He was known for his tomato juice and collard greens. He and his family enjoyed traveling to the beach and mountains of North Carolina as well as Savannah, Ga. In addition to traveling Rex was an avid fisherman and water sports enthusiast.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 PM at Kennebec Baptist Church, Angier. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:45 PM prior to the service at the church.
Rex is survived by his wife of 44 years, Glenda Upchurch Dean; daughter, Megan Dean Belk and husband, Chip of Mt. Ulla; son, Austin Ira Dean of Fuquay-Varina; sisters, Patsy Journey and husband, Craig, Jennifer Hair and husband, Danny, Gypsie Olive and husband, Ronnie all of Willow Spring; brothers-in-law, Hartwell Upchurch and wife Adele of Wake Forest, Johnny Upchurch and wife, Marsha of Moncure; sister-in-law, the late Anne Morrison, and husband, Ricky Morrison of Lillington (surviving); grandchildren, Cade Donald Belk and Camden Dean Belk; many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Kennebec Baptist Church “Missions Fund”, P.O. Box 1690 Angier, NC 27501 in Rex’s memory.


Visitation

05/09/2018

1:00-2:45 PM

Kennebec Baptist Church
9808 Kennebec Church Rd. Angier, NC 27501

Service

05/09/2018

3:00 PM

Kennebec Baptist Church
9808 Kennebec Church Rd. Angier, NC 27501

The burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Guestbook

  1. Loren Hawley

    We were truly saddened to hear about the passing of Rex. He was an inspiration to many, and his kind and gentle spirit was such a blessing. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

  2. DEBORAH LAWRENCE

    REX AND I WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER FROM GRADE SCHOOL ALL THE WAY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL DURING THIS TIME HE WAS SUCH A SWEET FRIEND.REX WAS ALWAYS THE GREATEST GENTLEMAN -GENTLE-KIND. EVEN THOUGH WE ONLY SAW EACH OTHER ONCE A YEAR AT OUR CHURCH BQ HE WAS SUCH A SWEET MAN. GLENDA YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS. GOD BLESS

  3. Tammy & Barry Lewis

    Glenda, Megan, Austin and Family!
    We pray the Lord will give you comfort during this difficult time. Rex will definitely be missed by many people!

  4. Jeanne Page Summersett

    Rex will be missed by all. I remember him hanging out with my brothers when we were young. He was such a sweet guy. May God give you comfort during this time of heartache and sorrow.

  5. Nancy Matthews Davis

    Glenda and Family, please know that my heart is heavy in the passing of Your Rex…Glenda, I have know you all your life and am so Proud of the Family and Life you and Rex have shared these past 44 years…You are in my Heart and Prayers during these coming days of the reality you are facing. Please know I am always here for you and Love You Dearly…God Bless You All….

  6. Brenda J. Hargis

    Dear Glenda So sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing your love one. May God comfort you during this time.

  7. Patsy Guy Johnson

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray for the Lord to give you comfort and strength to you all

  8. Jerry and Karen Bryant

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Adam admired Mr. Rex and spoke of him on a regular basis. We will continue to keep you close in prayer.

  9. Jean Ryals

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  10. Shawnie poplin

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Theresa Campbell

    I loved Rex for years when he and Martin built houses together. Rex was the only one we trusted to do the wiring. He loved his family and his Lord. God has gained another angel, but we have lost a friend. Go with God, Rex, and give Martin a hug from me when you get to heaven.
    Bless Glenda and the family. My heart goes out to them.

  12. Sheila Cratch

    Our family is so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Rex was a wonderful man. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May God’s peace and comfort be with each of you.

  13. Jo Ann Johnson

    Glenda, Megan and Austin, love and hugs to you all! Rex was such a loving caring person and will be missed by many. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give y’all strength to deal with the days ahead without the love of your life gone. Praying for each of you. Much love from Steve and Jo Johnson

  14. Sharon Waicus

    Glenda and the entire Dean family- I am so sorry for your loss and pray Hod will comfort you during this time

  15. Jessica, Alan, and Sherry Fish

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. We send our love and condolences.

  16. Shaun Cavanagh

    To the Dean family and relatives,
    Condolences at the loss of Rex. This message is to offer strength and support at this time.

  17. Rhonda Wood

    I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Will be praying for your family.

  18. Beechye Morris

    So saddened to hear of your loss. I know your faith will sustain you through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers!

  19. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  20. Martha Joyner

    Patsy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  21. Laura and Michael Honeycutt & family

    Rex was one of the kindest men we knew and a wonderful Electrician. He was always complimentary of others, especially his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our community will sure miss Rex Dean.

  22. Laurie and Michael Edwards

    So sorry and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  23. James and Elaine Reardon

    So sorry for your loss, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You !

  24. Jeanette and Bill Furney

    Dear Patsy, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. May you and all of your family find peace and comfort in the days going forward. Treasure the sweet memories of your dear brother and he will remain alive in your hearts forever. Hugs to you my sweet friend. -Jeanette & Bill

  25. Sybil Anderson

    Glenda and Family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what you are going through. Just lean on each other and the Lord. Hugs to all. He will surely be missed!

  26. Bill and Stella Currin

    Stella and I are so sorry for your loss. Rex and I had known each other for over 40 years. Everyone who knew him recognize that he was a man of faith in Jesus Christ. Please take comfort in the fact that he has gone home to be with the Lord. We will all miss him.

  27. Anne Marie Steele

    Glenda, I am so very sorry for the great loss that you and your children are now experiencing. Please know that you all are in my prayers. I pray that God will give you strength and encouragement during this difficult time.

  28. Laura Murphy

    Mrs Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I am praying for you and your family. Praying for God to give you comfort and strength as only He can.

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