William Earl Dean, Sr., a resident of McIntosh, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 02, 2019. He was 55 years old. He was a loving husband, a great father, an excellent grandfather, and a loving brother. He was a boilermaker by trade, but mechanic work was his passion. Earl was loved by many in the community and he always had a smile on his face, ever willing to do a favor for a friend in need. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Earl was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Belcher; father, Henry Allen Dean, Sr.; and stepfather, Ronnie Belcher. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Sherry Dean; daughter, Nikki Davis (Steven); son, William Dean, Jr. (Katelyn); son, Colby Dean; two grandsons who loved him dearly, Wyatt and Easton; siblings, Alice Dean, Barbara Byrd, Henry “Rudy” Dean, Jr., Ronald Belcher, and Michael Belcher (Angela); brothers in law, Errol Reed (Jonnie) and Nicky Reed (Charisma); sisters in law, Karen Burton and Harmony Reed; a host of nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He had a special bond with Pastors Jackie Snow and Corrine Snow. A wake will be held for Earl beginning at 6pm on Sunday, October 06, 2019, at McKenley Holiness Church. The funeral service will be 1pm Monday, October 07, 2019, at McKenley Holiness Church with Rev. Jackie Snow officiating, Rev. Clyde Byrd, Jr. giving the eulogy and special words by Rev. Ken Davis, Sr. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama
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