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“Ann, I have tried to get a phone number for you with no luck. I just heard about Billie passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill and I moved...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sandra Woolley - Bartlett, TX

“One of the nicest persons I met when I moved back to Dallas. Made you feel at home. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Bobby Wood - Richardson, TX

“Ann, I also will miss Dean. Such a sweet precious man. I always loved talking to him in your home or at church functions. He will be always be...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Nettie Philllips - Garland, TX

“On behalf of Carepath Hospicewe offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lynn Coolman - Arlington, TX

“My condolences to the family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Fitzgerald-Smirl - TX

“Our condolences to the family. RIP Mr LangeJoel & Sharon Blair ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon Blair - Family


Dean was born in Taylor, TX. on December 31, 1935 to Pheba Katherine and Edgar Adolf lange. He grew up in central Texas in the farming community of Bartlett. He died on August 7, 2019 in Garland, TX.

Graduated from Bartlett High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He earned a college scholarship for being a left handed pitcher. He attended some college, never graduating. Served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960.

Moved to Dallas in 1961 and started working at Texas Instruments. Later worked for Varo in the semiconductor industry. In 1977 he became self employed and managed his own rental properties.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann, one son Michael and grandson Matthew and wife Sara, brother Bruce Lange of Bartlett, brother-in-law L.W. Shepperd and wife Karen of Harlingen. Also sister-in-law Bonnie Shepperd of Frisco. Nephew Jeff Shepperd and wife Sue Ann, Nieces Brenda Shepperd of Quinland, and Donna Wade, several great nieces and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents Pheba and Edgar "Slim" Lange, two daughters Leisa Ann and Julie Gail.

Dean was a member of Calvary Baptist Church 1962-1978. Then at Woodhaven/Arapaho Road until 2014. Then he was blessed with a new church home, which he loved, at First Baptist in Garland. While at Woodhaven / Arapaho Road he worked with children, mostly aged 3-5. He found his love working with the children.

Memorial Service will be Monday August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Chapel in Garland, Texas.

Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Sachse, Texas.