Dennis Paul Dean

February 27, 1961 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 59)


Dennis Paul Dean, 59, of Kimper, KY, formerly of Red Jacket, WV, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home.   Dennis was a retired coal miner.  He was the son of the late Evelyn Steele Dean  & Sherlock Dean.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Carter, daughters, Heather Smith & Somer DeLynn Dean, and one grandson. 

Dennis is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Delia “Dotson” Dean, the apple of his eye; one daughter, Clarissa Denise Dean of Kimper, KY; one brother, Ronald James “Dusty” Dean of Lexington, KY; one granddaughter, MaKaylee Smith of McCarr, KY; daughter Brooke Jessee, Delbarton WV; nieces Brienna Dotson, Ava Dotson. Nephews Jonathan Carter, R. C. Dotson, Robert “Bubby” Dotson, Ryan Dotson, and Liam Dotson. Special friends Charles “Chuck” McCoy, Rick Chaney, and Bobby Smith Plus Emily Hale, the daughter he never had but loved dearly. Dennis will be greatly missed for his daily effort to make those around him laugh and see the good in every day. His passing will leave a void in those who knew him as his pranks are well known to all those blessed to have known him. Often referred to as “snake man” by his daughter’s friends for his strategic placement of rubber snakes during sleep overs.  Often chasing those same friends with firecrackers and constantly asking for a “bite of ear”. A protector, prankster, and provider who always made those around him leave with feeling as though, “They had the best days with him.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to services.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at 

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