Terry Hale Dean

June 9, 1945 - April 22, 2019
Terry Hale Dean

Terry Hale Dean, 73, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 In Conway, South Carolina.

He was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia on June 9, 1945 to the late Reverend Virgil Hale Dean and Garnett Louise Dean. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lois Jean Dean, son, Douglas; and grandson, Terry Eugene Jr.

Terry is survived by his loving wife Min Ja Dean, son, Terry Eugene Dean and wife Debra of Leland, North Carolina, and daughter, Trisha Dean Murrill and husband Brett of Wilmington, North Carolina, grandchildren: Alexander, Skyler and Taylor Dean, Stone and Spencer Murrill; and two great grandchildren, Caden Dean and Ashlynn Dean. Sister, Marilyn Denniston and her husband Tom of Fairmont, WV, and brother, Rickey Dean and his wife Doris of Manassas, Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

Terry was a master piano technician who worked for Andy Owings Music Center in Myrtle Beach, SC as well as having his own business, Dean Piano Services. Terry enjoyed gardening, cooking on the grill, spending time with his family and playing with his two dogs, Candy and Max. He was a loyal, loving and compassionate husband, father, brother and papa.

Visitation will be 1pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation with a memorial service to follow in the chapel at Wilmington Funeral Chapel at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Swisher Hill Union Mission Church, 15 Koons Run, Fairmont, WV 26554.

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  • April 25, 2019
    Pastor Sabrina (Postlethwait) Haught says:
    What precious memories i have of the Dean Family. I will always will cherish them. From the big revivals that lasted for weeks, to the homecomings and church services, the awesome music and family harmony singing together praising our Lord, just could not wait to get to go to church as a young child, oh I could go on and on. We were rooted and grounded in the Lord with Rev Virgil Dean and his wife and family. We pray the arms of Jesus wraps you up in this time, but we know there has been a great reunion going on in heaven with all your other loved ones. You will be in our prayers. God Bless

  • April 26, 2019
    Rickey Dean lit a candle:
    Lit since April 26, 2019 at 4:57:54 PM

  • April 27, 2019
    Donna (Huffman) Nestor says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Many wonderful memories of the Dean family. May God bless this family with love and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • April 28, 2019
    Tom Richardson of Kernersville NC says:
    Spent a lot of time together at Viola Union Mission Churc and then separated by the years. Had opportunity to hook back up again couple years ago at David's beach housr in North Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately this comes to all of us before we are ready to leave. Marilyn and Ricky, I'm sorry for your loss, but one day we have hope of being reunited to never separate again. May God's grace sustain you now and forevermore.

  • May 01, 2019
    Marilyn Denniston says:
    My big brother and closest friend. You have always been there for me to lean on, through good and bad times. I always knew I had your love and support. I will really miss our weekly phone calls, laughing, crying & sharing our lives. I miss you so much, but know I will see you again in heaven with our mom and dad. Love you, Marilyn