Thomas J Dean
September 20, 1934 – February 21, 2019
Mr. Thomas J. Dean passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his home in Pike County surrounded by his family.
Known to most as Tom and “Pom-Pom,” he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose Kovein Dean; children, Jeff Dean, Barbara (Todd) Gingerich, Tracy (Richard) Gray, and Amber Dean; 5 much loved grandchildren; 5 adored great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Dean Gilliam; and brother, Louie F. Dean.
Born in Epworth, GA, Tom was a retired self-employed building contractor. He owned his own company, Dean Construction, for many years and operated in Indiana and Georgia. He moved his family to Pike County, Georgia in the mid-1970s and lovingly built their family home. He loved woodworking, building things for his family, walking on his 40+ acres, westerns, and wrestling.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home in Blue Ridge with Dr. Tom Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Mineral Bluff, GA. The family will receive friends on Saturday an hour prior to the service from 2-3 pm. Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, James Caldwell, Brian Caldwell, Richard Gray, Todd Gingerich, Jeff Jackson, and David Mitchusson. Flowers may be sent to Henry-Cochran Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a hospice agency.
Rose and the entire family would like to thank all the staff and incredible nurses at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin, GA.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.