Gerald Monroe (“Jerry”) Dean passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023, at the age of 84 after a short illness. He was born March 12, 1938, in Crossett, Arkansas to the late Robert Lee and Quincy Mae Prohn Dean.
Jerry proudly served his country in U.S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of LSU, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His education and training afforded him the opportunity to travel the world building chemical plants, until he retired after 42 years of dedicated employment. Jerry loved to learn new things and had a passion for reading – these ‘hobbies’ provided time well spent and shared with his grandchildren.
He had an uncanny ability to find happiness in daily activities. Jerry was an avid pickleball player, later becoming an instructor for others to love the game as he did! When he could no longer participate, he loved watching others, including his ‘students’ play.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia Luquette (“Pat”) Dean; their sons, Ronnie Dean and Todd Dean; their daughters, Roxie Jones and Tracie Russo; and their seven beloved grandchildren: Matt Watson, Kayla Evans, Connor Dean, Joshua Dean, Robbie Gravolet, Reed Gravolet, Parker Rouge Patricia Anne Jones; as well as numerous other loving family and friends.
“We can shed tears that he is gone, or we can smile because he has lived.” Our family chooses to smile, as we will always remember his great love for us. His legacy will forever live on. Rest in Peace sweet man…the great gentleman that you were.
Private services were held for the family.
For those so desiring, memorials in honor of Gerald Monroe (“Jerry”) Dean may be made to The ALS Association/Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter, 14241 Coursey Boulevard, Suite A12374, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817 or online at ALS Association/Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter. This organization is near and dear to the family as Jerry’s son-in-law, Robert Gravolet passed from ALS.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com