Age 83, Elkton, Va.
Delta Moreland Dean, 83, of Elkton, Va. passed away February 7, 2022 at his home.
Delta was born April 28, 1938 near Elkton, and was the son of the late Dorsey Z. and Delilah Hensley Dean. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Keith “Gator” Allen Dean; an infant daughter; Barbara; as well as five brothers and two sisters.
Delta grew up near Elkton and loved to hunt and fish. He was a stellar Pool player and enjoyed restoring his Bronco and Camaro. He was a member of the Shenandoah Assembly of God Church in Shenandoah and he cherished the times he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and a wonderful dad to his children and granddaddy to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He retired from Greenwood Construction after many years of service.
On August 23, 1958 he married his wife of 63 years; Carroll (Shifflett) Dean, who survives. Also surviving is a son, Winston L. Dean and wife, Lynn “Little Red”, of Ruckersville; a daughter Linda A. Herring of Elkton; a brother, Shirley L. Dean, of Elkton; a sister, Velma Crawford of Stanardsville; daughter in law, Sherri Dean of Grottoes; sister-in-law, Arvonia Dean of Elkton; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, “Chipper”.
There will be no visitation and burial will be private in Dean Mountain Cemetery in the Shenandoah National Park. The casket will remain closed.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va.