It is with a saddened heart that the death of Frank Eugene Dean, Jr. is announced by his loved ones. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ed Downs. Interment will follow in the Bellevue Manorial Park Cemetery.
Frank passed away on October 15, 2017 at his home in New Iberia, La. surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and many loved ones at his bedside.
Frank was born in Opelousas, La., on February 5, 1943. He attended the Academy of Immaculate Conception (now Opelousas Catholic) where he graduated in 1961. He attended Northwestern State University from 1961-1963 when he became employed with South Central Bell Telephone Company where he worked until his retirement in 1991. He then owned and operated Gator Guide Services, Inc., guiding hunters and fishermen into the Atchafalaya Basin in the Bayou Beniot area until 1994, when he started Dean's Tree Service, which he operated until 1998.
Since 1998, Frank's full time efforts have been devoted to service to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, New Iberia, LA., and assisted whenever called upon to help the spiritual and physical needs of the church's many fellow parishioners. He was proud to be a dedicated member of the congregation and was always eager to help, and to ask for help and prayer from, his fellow congregation. He was quick to tell anyone who asked that, since 1998, his most rewarding "hobby", his most energetic efforts, and his greatest world rewards were his efforts to assist when called upon by his minister or fellow church members.
Frank remained an avid fisherman and hunter in the Atchafalaya basin area. He also enjoyed woodworking and was renowned for his authorship of numerous prayers and other religious writings presented at church.
Frank is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susie Childs Dean; his son, Frank E. Dean III, two daughters, Jamie Simoneaux and husband, Kyle Simoneaux and Catherine Dean; 7 grandchildren, Trey David, Taylor David, Zachary Ackal, Brianne Pridgen, Addie Simoneaux, Camille Dean, and Braelyn Dean, and one great granddaughter, Novalie David; 4 brothers, Donnie Dean of Opelousas, William "Billy" Dean of Baton Rouge, Glynn "Dougie Dean of Opelousas, and James "Jay" Dean of Longview; and 1 sister, Betty Dean Rozas of Sunset and uncle Wallace Pastorick, Jr. of Baton Rouge and an aunt Joyce Pastorick Stephens of Yuma, Arizona.
Frank was preceded in death by his father, Frank "Dutz" Dean Sr., mother, Dorothy Belle Pastorick Dean; grandfather, Wallace Pastorick, Sr., grandmother, Lorena Pastorick; grandfather T.A. Dean, grandmother Emma Dean; nephew, Garrett Dean; a brother, Gregory Dean; and numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. until time of service.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Your family has my deepest sympathy. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers....?
John BerardNew Iberia, LA
Suzy.. My big brave cousin that was there to pick all of us Sthepens up at the train station and allways picked me up and said ..love my little girl and so glad to have you here for the summer. I was 5 yrs old the first time on that train ride to God mother,Dots house. Sorry for another Part of our Pastoricks family to be taken .Suzy... You were a person that allways has stayed in my mind's eye as a buitifull person. Stomp your feet to the music of loving memories for I will allways too. Love you ,and OH, I just answered the phone..they want to know if the refridgerater is running? If so I should go catch it¡ Love Shirl
Shirley girlYuma, AZ
Sincere condolences to Kathy and family.
Karl champagneNew iberia, LA
God took a good man. ALL of you are in my thoughts and prayers😘
Addie PhlegarSummerville, SC
Mrs Susie, Jamie, Cathy, Frankie and family please accept my sincerest condolences at this difficult time. Mr Frank meant a lot to me. A friend, fishing buddy and awesome grandfather to my son Zach. I owe a lot of my success in winning tournaments to Mr Frank. He will never be forgotten.
Timothy S AckalVirginia Beach, VA
So very saddened to hear of your loss. May you all find comfort and peace from one another as you say goodbye to your loved one. Our deepest sympathies to the Dean family. Bless you all!
Donald & Wallie Andrus, and Valerie AndrusLafayette, LA
Our prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap his arms around you all and guide you through this time of need.Sending our condolences to the family
Tommy and Gypsey Derouen & familyNew Iberia, LA
Susie, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Prayers...Peace...God bless
Buck BertrandBaton Rouge,, LA
Prayers to all the family
Lefty VogtLongview, TX
Prayers to all of you
Lefty VogtLongview, TX
Thoughts and prayers to your family!
Scott Forbeslongview, TX
Much sympathy and prayers for strength and comfort to all of the Dean family.
stephanie and mike morrisYoungsville, LA
Gaylon ButlerLongview, TX
What a wonderful family. I am so sorry for your loss. We love you.
Frank and Elizabeth.
Prayers to all the family, so sorry to hear of this. Frank and I had many good times together in our younger years. Such a Great person I know he will be missed God Bless
Chris DohmannMorgan City, LA
My first post should have read Susie and Family. I will always remember your beautiful smile,how could I remember your name.
Myrna Leger MartinLafayette, LA
Angie and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Seeing Frank brings back so many memories. I so wish my children would have been able to know him because Frank and Donnie were a major part of Jimmy's life. They will be reunited. Love to all.
Myrna Leger MartinLafayette, LA
Deepest sympathy to the family. Cathy my heart is broken for you; I am keeping you & the family in my thoughts & prayers! Rest in heaven Mr. Frank! Love Silvia
So sorry for the families loss.Frank was a huge part of my life in my teens and twenties.He Wil be missed by the Gremillion family
James gremillionArnaudville, LA
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
YO UDDER BRUDDER
sparkie and renee blasingamelafayette, LA
Frank,Cathy,and Jamie, I am so sorry to hear your father has passed away. Know that I am praying for your family. May God comfort each of you. Hugs, Leami
Leami Sonnier Mouton, TX
To: The Dean family, I so saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Rastus. What fond memories we all have of our days at 3 mile lake and the many hunting and fishing trips. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Charlie Boudreaux, Jr.Pilot Point, TX
My deepest condolences to all of the Dean Family. Mr. Frank was such a huge part of my childhood and I have so many memories with him and his family. I am praying for all of you during this kid difficult time.
Rachael Gremillion-DoucetOpelousas, LA