Obituary: Barry William Dean

Barry William Dean

Barry William Dean

Barry William Dean, 66, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, in Kingman. Barry was born Jan. 15, 1946. He was raised in Southern California and slowly but surely kept going east until he retired in Kingman.

Barry was married to the love of his life, Diana Kay Dean. They married April 8, 1978. Together they had six children.

There were the two eldest daughters; his only son, Garrett Dean; daughters, Kristi Robinson, Tracy Newton and Cynthia Dean. He was also the grandfather of seven, Kaylee, Hailey, Heath, Zoe, Barry, Brady, Serenity; and a great grandfather to Natalie Marilyn.

Barry has always been a very intelligent and self-motivated individual. He was a business owner at age 19 and then became an owner/operator truck driver until he was then promoted to heavy equipment manager where he then intended to fully retire.

After retirement, he then opened an automotive and towing business for a successful seven years.

They then chose to opt out of owning their own business and relocated to Kingman. Besides his wife and family he had several loves and hobbies. He was the biggest D-backs fan out there as well as a huge NASCAR fan and collector. He enjoyed hanging out in his garage and working on his yard. When he was not tending to his yard he was detailing his cars. His love, vision and knowledge of any and all cars was a passion most of his life.

Barry will be remembered in so many different ways to so many people he has helped or reached out to over his years. His often given advice about everything will surely be missed. Anyone who knew him knows his strength and love for his wife of 34 years kept him driven in some of the darkest times. We will remember your smile.

He was predeceased by his mother, Muriel; his father, Thomas; and his only brother, Kenneth.

He left behind his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will always remember him for the honorable, honest, hardworking, generous, devoted and strong "Like a Rock" that he was.