Elmer Dean Willis , better known as Dean, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Dean was born September 27, 1948 in Mena, Arkansas to Siberian Willis and Naomi Harroff Willis. Dean was 69 years old.
Dean leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Angel Morphew of Waldron, Arkansas, Vicky Fussell of Mena, Arkansas, Katherine Beaty of Acorn, Arkansas and Gary Brazel of Mena, Arkansas, one brother, R.C. Willis of Mena, Arkansas as well as his grandchildren. Dean will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Siberian and Oma Willis and the love of his life, Laura Morphew.
Dean's graveside life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Dean's pallbearers will be Ted Brazel, Timmy Lane, Dean Heath, Glenn Pearson, Gilbert Saavedra, Bruce Crump and Mike Floyd.