Funeral services for Kenneth Eugene “Kenny” Dean, 70, of Sperry, were held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Sperry, OK. Pastor Rick Harvey officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Keith Parker, Landon Bailey, Richard Brimmer, Steve Dean, Blake Hall and Glen Shoulders. Honorary casket bearers were Aiden Dean Tommy Coyle, Kypton Dean and Kase Hall.
Kenny was born October 28, 1947 in Tulsa, OK to Ralph Eugene and June (Lane) Dean. He passed away December 28, 2017 in Tulsa, OK.
Kenny graduated from Sperry High School in 1965. He later married Vickie Duvall on March 8, 1974. Kenny spent many years working in HVAC, and then becoming the shop manager for US Signs until his retirement. Kenny participated in numerous rodeos as a steer wrestler and was named runner up Rookie of the Year in the International Rodeo Association in 1971 He made it to the IFR finals in 1976, 1977, and 1984.He became a lifetime member of the FFA Alumni Association on December 19, 1988. He was also a member of the OK Boer Goat Association.
He is survived by his children, Lacie Bailey and husband Landon, Clint Dean, Adley Dean, Kenna Hall and husband Blake, and Keith Dean and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Aiden Dean, Kypton Dean, Ashlynn Dean, Jaylee Hall, Kase Hall Maddie Hall and Victoria Grace Dean; brothers, Arthur Dean and wife Sharron, Walter Dean and wife Edie, and Scott Dean and wife Terrena; aunt, Virginia Apker and husband Rex; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Lynn Dean; parents, Ralph and June Dean; grandparents, Arthur and Lora Lane, and Ora and Myrl Dean; and niece, Ravyn Young.