Otis Dean

Dec 04th 9:00 am - 9:00 am
US Air Force
MRC - Mike Flocken
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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Air Force 

Military Service 

Vietnam Era veteran; served 4 years with last duty station at Carswell AFB 

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service & Procession, Interment Service 


Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Otis John Dean, 75, faithful servant of Christ, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed into eternal life on Wednesday evening, November 27, 2019.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at Eighth Street Baptist Church, 705 Skyline, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050 where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at DFW National Cemetery. Pastor Jordon Tew and Rev. Fred Heath will officiate.

Otis John Dean was born on November 16, 1944 the fourth of five children born to the late Charlie Enoch Dean and the late Mary Loraine London Dean in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Shortly after graduation, he would enroll in the US Air Force, serving a total of four years. His last deployment would be at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth. He elected to make the Dallas-Fort Worth area his home where he would remain for the rest of his life.

He would work and retire from the US Postal Service where he was employed for more than thirty years. Never idle, he would continue working for the Texas Rangers Baseball Organization in security, and most recently for the GPISD as a crossing guard. Many remember him as an icon at his post at Corn Valley and Royal Valley.

John was a faithful member of Eighth Street Baptist Church for more than forty-five years, serving in numerous capacities under three separate pastors. In his early years, he was a bus driver, picking up children for Sunday School. He would build numerous sets for specific children and church productions, and oversee various building programs. You could always find him serving as an usher or just completing any task that was made known to him.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Jane Krawiec Dean; children, Laura Dean, Anna Dean Cody and her spouse Craig, Kirk Douglas, Karie Douglas; grandson, Jeremy Dutton and his father, Michael Dutton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Raymond Dean, Caroline Dean Capps, Elizabeth "Betty" Dean Pearce and a younger brother.

The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be given to the American Heart Association. 

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Mike Flocken


(214) 458-4473 

Ride Captain 2 

Jim Anderson


(817) 269-1254 



Part 1



Funeral Service & Procession

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Eighth Street Baptist Church 

Staging Address 

709 Skyline Drive

Grand Prairie, TX 75051 

Map Link 

Link to Map 


32.737772, -96.995649 

Part 1 Details 

The family of Otis Dean has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his funeral service, ride with him one last time and stand again at his interment.

After the Mission Brief, the Riders will establish the Flag Line and await the arrival of Mr. Dean’s family and friends. When directed, the Riders will return the flags to the support vehicle, receive the Safety Brief and prepare to accompany the procession from the Eighth Street Baptist Church to DFW cemetery. Riders not participating in the procession may proceed to the DFW National Cemetery. 


Escort Provided 


Yes Ms. Linda Cape 



Part 2


Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 


Part 2 Staging Time 


Part 2 Briefing Time


Part 2 In Position/KSU Time


Part 2 Starting Time 


Part 2 Time(s) Estimated


Part 2 Staging Point

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Part 2 Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211 

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map

Part 2 Details 

After the Mission Briefing, additional honor bikes (if required) will be identified and moved to the staging lane to accompany the procession. All other riders will proceed to the shelter area to establish the Flag Line and prepare to receive the family and friends of Mr. Dean. When directed, the Riders will return the flags to the shelter area, be debriefed and dismissed 

Part 2 Support 




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Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.

Anyone attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession. 

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

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High Temperatures

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