Brian Dean, 51, of Mocksville, died at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem on Jan. 22, 2020.
He was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 10, 1968. He graduated from Bishop McGuiness High School and attended Greensboro College. He spent the last several years of his life at the Davie County Group Home and then later at Autumn Care and Davie Medical Nursing and Rehabilitation.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Jean Farlow Temples.
He loved life and enjoyed his special friends, traveling (especially to the beach), dancing, and dining out on Friday nights. He collected comic books, DVDs, all types of music and Stephen King books. He participated in Special Olympics and has won many awards. He was a swimmer his whole life, except for the last few years. He did not let his disability stop him from enjoying every minute of life. He was of the Methodist faith, attended Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, then later attended church locally with his group home family.
Survivors: his father, James W. Dean; stepmother, Linda Greene Dean; a sister, Donna Dean Cagle (Cliff); 2 step-sisters, Kimberly Jones Berryhill and Jennifer Jones Stiller; nephews, Chris Dean, Jack Roberson, Steve Roberson, Josh Berryhill, Ethan Stiller; and great-nephew, Eli Overby; nieces, Paige Berryhill Overby (Noah) and Emily Stiller.
The Dean family received friends Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m. at Eaton Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held later.
Memorials: Special Olympics of Davie through email@example.com.