Dean Allen Lillie

Dean Allen Lillie, 63, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 5 with his loving and devoted family by his side.  Dean was born on June 11, 1949, to Truman and Dorothy Lillie in Corry, Pa.
Dean was a resident of Benton, but previously lived in New Orleans for more than 30 years.  Dean was a loving and devoted husband, father and “Paw Paw.”
His family was his heart and soul and the joy of his life.  He had a passion for hunting with his sons and grandsons.
Dean was a systems engineer for over 33 years with Entergy/SAIC. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Col. Truman Lillie; and his father-in-law, John “Pa John” Reeves.
Dean is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carol Lillie; daughters, Renee Lillie and Susan Alvarez; sons, Michael Dean Lillie and wife Brooke and Chad Andrew Lillie; grandchildren, Ashley, Megan, Elise and Ian Alvarez and Todd Michael and Olivia Lillie. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Lillie; mother-in-law, Dorothy Reeves; one brother, Dale Lillie; brothers-in-law, Bill (Marcia), Don (Denise); sister-in-law, Linda Jonis (Dave); stepmother, Joeann Lillie; stepbrother, Roger Sterling; and many nieces, nephews and friends who all loved him and will miss him dearly.
A celebration of Dean’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the funeral home. 
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