Willard Dean

Born in Harlan, Kentucky on November 17, 1940

Departed on January 7, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Mr. Willard Dean of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away at St. Thomas West Hospital on Tuesday, January 07, 2019; he was 78 years old.
Willard served in the U.S. Army from 1957 thru 1982. He loved the Army and served two tours in Vietnam.
Willard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Irmgard Selig Dean; daughter, Cassandra Dean; son, Matthew Dean(Destiny Cargill); grandchildren, Christopher Franklin (Ashley), Eris Cargill-Dean, and Helenna Cargill-Malaney; brother, James Hyatt; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be Friday, January 18, 2019 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with visitation from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Burial will be at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission at 615-255-2475, or to the Salvation Army at 1 (800) 728-7825.

11 Comments to Willard Dean

  1. Anne Davidson
    January 11, 2019 12:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family as they go through this sad time

  2. Dennis Hyatt
    January 11, 2019 1:52 pm

    Willard was my favorite uncle, always looked up to him with so much respect. The world lost a true hero and one of it’s best men ever. Love and prayers and good thoughts to his wife and children.

  3. Kenneth, Estelle, Mark, Michelle & Steve Ellis
    January 12, 2019 9:49 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  4. Jonesta Lynn Richardson
    January 12, 2019 10:56 am

    Even though he was actually my cousin, “Uncle Wick” will always hold a special place in my heart. I loved it when he would come visit my Mamaw & Papaw (Roscoe & Frances Farmer). He spoiled me rotten and my Mom wasn’t allowed to spank me when Uncle Wick was visiting. He was truly a great man and I always looked up to him. He loved spending time with his family and was always so fun to be around. I will miss you Uncle Wick and even though the years separated us, I thought of you often and I will love you forever. Heaven is rejoicing and I know all the Farmer family was there to welcome you home.

  5. Rickey Farmer
    January 12, 2019 9:05 pm

    Rest in Peace Cousin Wick, Say hello to everyone for me when you get to Heaven.

  6. Peggy Dean
    January 13, 2019 12:36 pm

    My Uncle Wick I loved dearly. Always got excited when I was told he was coming to visit. Plus would drive up to Indiana pick me and my grandma up take us back to Tennessee for a week. I’ll always have great memories of my Uncle Wick. I know my granny his mother was ready to welcome him to his forever home where he would be reunited with the rest of the family that has passed. I love you uncle Wick always have and always have a special place in my heart.

  7. Steven Osborne
    January 15, 2019 8:48 pm

    Thinking of you Cassandra. I only have very early memories of Willard when we were young but felt like I knew him when Mom or Dad would mention him or I would see a photo. Blessings to you and your family. Feel free to reach out if you need anything or just to talk.

    January 16, 2019 5:49 pm

    Willard was my special friend @ the YMCA. We exercised in the same same class for many years . Every one loved Willard! He was my buddy, & I will never forget him. Heaven is a happy place with his presence, & I know he is surrounded by angels!

  9. Leza Whitley
    January 17, 2019 3:42 pm

    Mr. Willie was a bright spot on this earth. I was fortunate to have met him.
    Irma, I’m holding you close in my heart and prayers, now and always.

  10. Norma Ramsey
    January 18, 2019 12:34 pm

    I remember visiting Uncle Willard when I was about 14. I went with Granny and Papaw. He took us to the Commissary on the Army Base. It was so cool! Uncle Willard was always so nice and I always loved the smile he put on Granny’s face. I know Granny, Uncle Robert, and Aunt Inge are so happy to be reunited with Uncle Willard in Heaven….sending lots of love to Aunt Irma, Cassandra, and Matthew.

  11. JoAnn Parchman
    February 9, 2019 7:15 am

    Irma, I have just learned of Willie’s passing.
    My mother(99) just passed February 7. I have been taking care of her since 2013.
    So sorry for your lost. Call me sometime 615-292-8831. Love JoAnn

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