Kenneth Gary Dean, 71, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his home in Nevada. Kenny was born July 26, 1948 in Del Rio, TX to Booth G. and Geraldine Dean.
Kenny was a star athlete in high school, excelling in football and swimming. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, and later graduated from MSSU in Joplin with an Engineering Degree. He worked at Fram in Nevada until its closing and then later worked at Hino Motors in Memphis, TN. Kenny was a tournament pool player and was known throughout the Midwest for his skills. In addition to playing pool he was an avid Kansas City Chief’s fan and a beloved member of the Elks Lodge in Nevada.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey M. Dean, Fayetteville, AR; and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dennis, and his sweetheart companion, Tammy Larimore.
Memorial and Elk services with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at the Ferry Funeral Home 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and will precede to Ft. Scott National Cemetery for the inurnment of Mr Dean's remains.
Memorial are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief c/o Ferry Funeral Home.
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