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Dean R. Bess

September 2, 1927 - November 15, 2018

Dean R. Bess, 91, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at his home.

A native of Decatur, IL, Dean served his country as a US Navy Corpsman during WWII. He was a member of the Boy Scouts from childhood to adulthood, receiving the prestigious honor of the Silver Beaver Award for his work with Eagle Scouts. He was an executive in the paint and glass industry for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1989 and moving from Charlotte to Hendersonville. He was the former owner and founder of Mailbox and Pack and was of the Methodist faith.

He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, JoAnn Bess; children, Doug Bess and wife, Mitzi of Belmont, Melanie Talbot of Saluda, and Rick Bess and wife, Frances of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Ansley and Christopher; great-grandson, Jayden; and step-grandchild, Leanna.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Laurie Knoespel officiating. The family will receive guests at the funeral home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 221 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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