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Thomas Richard “Dick” Dean, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Monday August 28, 2023, at Morningside of Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday September 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Alicia Burton and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Larry Dean, Chris Dean, Bob Shetter, Walter Dean, Park Roach, Connor Dean, John Dillard, Jimmy Anthony, Emily Roach and Alex Dean serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the New Chapel Men’s Club and the Hardee’s Coffee Club. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday September 8th and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday September 9th at the funeral home.
A native of Roberston County, Dick was born January 9, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Wilson “Jack” and Walcye King Dean. He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1951, serving as class president for three years. Graduate of Murray State University in 1959. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served (1952-1956). He was Office Manager of Springfield Lumber Company prior to his employment at Security Federal Savings and Loan Association. In 1988 he became president and CEO of Security Federal and later named President of Regions Bank of Middle Tennessee where he retired as Chairman of the Board.
Dick was a lifelong member of Central Christian Church, where he was an Elder Emeritus, former church treasurer, and served the church in many capacities over the years. He loved his community of Springfield, where he was a member of the New Chapel Men’s Club, a former board member of H.A.T.S., a member of the Hardee’s Coffee Club, delivered bread to the shut-ins, was a member of the former Optimist Club, was a volunteer with the Robertson County Historical Society and received Volunteer of the Year, helped transport patients for chemotherapy treatments, and was a former little league baseball coach. In his spare time Dick enjoyed working in the yard, watching all sports, and hunting, along with sharing time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Linda Dillard Dean, who passed away in January of this year, and by his siblings: Louise Dean Hollingsworth, William Dean, Mary Katheryn Dean Shetter, and Ray Dean. Dick is survived by his son: Kenneth Dodson Dean and his wife Julie of Miami, FL, by his daughter: Karen Dean Roach of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Connor Monroe Dean, Alexander Thomas Dean, Emily Dean Roach, and Thomas Park Roach and wife Andrea, and by his great granddaughter: Grace Collins Roach. Sister-in-Law: Marty Dean, Asheville, North Carolina, Sister-in-law: Carol Dillard, Clarksville TN
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the New Chapel Men’s Club or to Central Christian Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robertson County Funeral Home oversees the arrangements.