Dean, Everette Shelton

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Everette Shelton Dean, 74, of Givens Lane in Blacksburg, departed this life Wednesday morning, November 19, 2008, at his home after a battle with a stroke and prostate cancer. Born September 24, 1934, in Max Meadows, Va., he was a son of the late Walter S. and Beulah Lilly Dean.

He was preceded in death also by two sisters, Delma Dean and Wilda Pennington; and three brothers, Marlon, Walter Jr. and Bobby Dean. He retired from the Volvo Truck Plant, in Dublin, after 18� years of loyal service in electronics. He served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to the many that knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 50 years, Janet Breen Dean; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy D. and Ignazio Cossentino, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren, Stephen, Maria and Anthony Cossentino, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Stewart (Jack), of Christiansburg, and Mrs. Edith Semones, of Portsmouth; a brother, Bennie Dean, of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Clayton Dean, of Newport. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastors Eddie Kendall, Ira Smith and Jube Burk officiating. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, in Christiansburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Posts 311, in Pembroke, 68, in Narrows, and VFW Post 6000, in Narrows. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to express thanks to Carilion Hospice Staff for all their care, the staff at Montgomery Regional Hospital, and his wonderful doctors, Dr. Michael Payne, Dr.Kevin Griffin, Dr. Harry McCoy, Dr. Goldsmidt, and Dr. Randall Hess.

“Everette, I will miss you dearly. The battle you fought is over. Rest in peace. We will meet again in Heaven. I love you, Janet.”