The Kingdom of Heaven called one of its own home as Herbert Warren “Herb” Dean, Jr. joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 17, 2022. He was 71 years old.
A Middle Georgia resident most of his life, Herb lived in Centerville from the third grade up until his graduation from college. While in high school at Northside High School, Herb was a star baseball player, graduating in 1969. After high school, he spent a year at Middle Georgia College before attending Mercer University for three years. He was a pitcher for all four years of his collegiate career. A history and education major, Herb was a teacher, and coach before being called into the ministry. Herb has been in ministry since the 1980’s. He has planted two churches, Tree of Life in Rome, Georgia, and in Perry, Georgia and been a leader in two other churches. He has spoken in numerous churches and had been a teaching elder at Grace Tabernacle in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Evergreen Family Fellowship. He has written two books, “A Baptist Finds the Baptism in the Holy Spirit” and “Golden Nuggets from the Streams of Life.” Four seminars that he has done in other churches include : “Possessing our Land”, a teaching on deliverance; “Breaking the Chains of Debt”, a teaching on biblical financial freedom; “The Kingdom, It’s about the Father”; and “The Father’s Blessing” teaching on the kingdom and the restoration of children to the fathers and the fathers to the children. These teachings have been a great help to those who attended. Herb is currently an elder at Evergreen Family Fellowship in Warner Robins where he has been a member for 43 years. In his retirement, Herb started his ministry, Ephesians 4:16, which has had an impact here and around the world. He was passionate about preaching the Word.
Throughout his life, Herb was active and loved lifting weights. He loved to fish and play golf, ping pong, softball, and basketball. He was also an avid sports fan, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and UGA from their lean seasons to their recent championships.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Herbert W. Dean, Sr.
Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 48 years, Danna S. Dean; children, Saige Dean Plunk (David), Leah Dean Thomas (Kenaz), and Daniel Dean (Lizzie); grandchildren, Aubie Plunk, Matthan Plunk, Soloman Plunk, Raj Thomas, Zippy Dean, Arbor Dean, and Gideon Dean; mother, Ellen Bell Dean; siblings, Marilyn Dean and Mark Dean (Jackie) and several nephews, their spouses, a great niece, and many adored family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Evergreen Family Fellowship. His service will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the church. He will be laid to rest in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilkinson County, GA at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon. For friends and family unable to attend, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in Herb’s memory to the https://ephesians416ministries.org/
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