Jimmie Lavelle Dean, 75, of Shreveport, LA, former maintenance mechanic, died August 4, 2021, after many years of illness. He was born May 10, 1946, in Simsboro, LA to Sidney Allen Dean and Larnell Doss Dean. Jimmie spent much of his life in Sarepta, LA, and moved to Shreveport 38 years ago. After attending Sarepta schools, Jimmie honorably served in the U.S. Air Force. He also was a member of Shreve City Baptist Church.
Jimmie was a brilliant man, gifted with his hands. He worked for 9 years as a rig mechanic in Cairo, Egypt. If he couldn't fix it, then they couldn't drill for oil. He retired from the Caddo Parish School Board after many years of service because of his health concerns.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason Allen Dean; sisters, Ruthie Butts, and Ruthie Blevins; and brothers, Johnny Carlton Dean, and Dale Dean.
Surviving family members include his wife, Nita Lynn Singleton-Dean; children, Jennifer Lynn Hemmings, and John Lawrence Dean; grandchildren, Abby Dean, Spencer Dean, John Robert Dean, Brooke Lynn Landman, and Maggie Elise Landman; and sister, Lyndal Williamson.
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