|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1930|
|Death: ||May 5, 2007|
Norman Smith Dean, 76, a resident of Harrisonburg, departed this life surrounded by his family on May 5, 2007.
He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Pete A. Dean and Madeline Smith Dean.
He graduated from Linville-Edom High School in 1947 and attended Madison College. He served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1950-1954. Norman owned and operated Doc's Tearoom from 1963 to 1967. He began his banking career at Harrisonburg Loan and Thrift and retired from Valley National Bank in 1982 as assistant cashier.
Norman was an avid reader, enjoying gardening and found much joy in caring for his menagerie of animals who greeted him each morning at his kitchen window. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Antioch United Church of Christ. In his earlier years, he taught Sunday school and remained active in the life of the church until his illness kept him from attending.
He will be greatly missed by his three surviving sisters, Mildred Dean, Audrey Spitzer, Bonnie Ray and brother-in-law, Robert Ray, all of Harrisonburg.
Also very special to him were his 13 nieces and nephews, Brenda Long, Vicki Lucas, Donna Budzius, Kim Hartman, Shirley Kegley, Donnie Spitzer, Linda Hodge, Sharon Root, Diane Lambert, Debbie Brumfield, Daryl Spitzer, Nolan Dean and Terry Dean.
Mr. Dean was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon and Marvin Dean, one sister, Shirley Dean, and niece, Shelby Sly.
Please join the family for a graveside service to be held Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. at Antioch United Church of Christ, 4107 Fort Lynne Road, Harrisonburg.
The Rev. John Snipes will officiate. Immediately following the service everyone is welcome to a celebration of life at Norman's home located at 110 South High Street in Harrisonburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Antioch United Church of Christ, in care of Janet Hartman, 1577 Stone Spring Road, Harrisonburg VA 22801
Arrangements are by McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The casket will be closed.
Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA
May 7, 2007
Peter Asbury Dean (1898 - 1976)
Madeline Marie Smith Dean (1900 - 1992)
Leon A Dean (1918 - 1918)*
Mildred Virginia Dean (1919 - 2014)*
Marvin L Dean (1922 - 1998)*
Shirley M Dean (1925 - 1940)*
Norman Smith Dean (1930 - 2007)
Antioch United Church of Christ Cemetery
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