Horace Lee Dean

Published 1:25 pm Friday, September 8, 2017

Horace Lee Dean, 87, of Cordele passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services. The family will receive friends prior to the service Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Horace was born in Lenox, Cook County and was the son of the late James E. “Jim” Dean and Hattie Bell Greer Dean. A Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp, he served during the Korean Conflict. Horace was an Insurance Rep (RET) with Life and Casualty, American General and AIG. Over the years he was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. He and his wife Carol traveled extensively to conventions, including Greece, San Francisco, Mexico and the New York World’s Fair. He was an athlete and spent much of his time with his family enjoying the outdoors, playing tennis, football and soft ball. He coached ladies softball and was a huge Yankees fan. Horace was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carole Cox Dean of Cordele; a daughter and her husband, Patsy and Jeff Grimsley of Cordele; daughter-in-law, Patty Dean of Cordele; two grandchildren and their spouses, Brandon and Amanda Dean of Cordele and Casie and Cote Jones of Hawkinsville; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah Dean, Rylee Jones, Rhett Jones and Garrett Dean. Horace was preceded in death by his son, Rickey Dean and a brother, W.D. Dean. The family may be contacted at the residence of Patsy and Jeff Grimsley, 915 East 28th Avenue, Cordele, GA, 31015 Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services. An online guest register is available at www.raineyfuneral.com