Dean Yancey, age 74, a resident of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2020 in a Chattanooga hospital.
He was the son of the late Floyd Cooper and Laura Casteel Yancey and was also preceded in death by his sister Regina Lynn.
Dean was a chaplain, for 35 years with the Department of Correction in Arkansas and Tennessee. He was currently employed with Corizon Health at Bledsoe County Prison as a substance abuse counselor. He received his Masters at Lee College and his Doctorate of Christian education at the University of Sarasota.
He was a pastor for 44 years. He loved singing, preaching and teaching for the Lord. He has authored several books on Prison Ministry.
He was awarded several awards from NACMAI and GCGMA for his gospel singing. He was inducted into the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame in 2012. He received a Living Legend award in Gospel Music.
He was a loving husband of 55 years to Pat Wallace Yancey. He is also survived by his children, Lisa Yancey Bynum and her husband, James and Dean Yancey II; grandchildren, Nicole Yancey Monroe and her husband Steven, Lauren Yancey Hayes and her husband Andy, Kianna Yancey, Miranda Porter, Maya Yancey, Maranda Bynum Beck and her husband Corey, Mathew Bynum; great-grandchildren, Hayden Braxton, Kash, Aiden, Lincoln, Cooper and Addaline; brothers, Don Yancey and his wife Brenda, Eugene Yancey, Alton and his wife Flo, Gary and his wife Pat; sister, Ruth Ann Eddy and her husband Kenneth; along with 16 nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee St. Chapel with Rev. Don Yancey and Pastor Dennis McGuire officiating. The interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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We will live stream Dean's funeral service on Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Facebook page.