Albert R. Dean, Sr.

August 23, 1963 - October 30, 2019

Albert R. Dean, Sr. age 56 of Romney, WV died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Hampshire Memorial Hospital.

He is the son of the late Roy William Dean and Edith Katherine Shockey Dean.  Albert is survived by the mother of his children, Tonya Caldwell, (3) sons; Albert R. Dean, Jr., Adam W. Dean (wife Sydney) and Zachary “”Zac” R. Dean (fiance Brianna), (1) daughter; Brittany M. Dean (companion Derrick), (3) brothers; Harold Dean (wife Jeannie), Jimmy Dean (wife Emmy) and Tommy Dean and (1) sister; Dianna Weatherholtz (husband Luther).  Albert is also survived by (6) grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

Albert was born and raised in Hampshire County and attended Hampshire High.  He left school in the final lap of his Senior year to help keep things together on the family farm.  Not to be deterred, he finally did finish High School, just a little later.  Albert never shied away from work, and he soon went to work for American Woodmark and was there until they closed, then on to the chicken plant where he worked until he no longer could.

Albert and Tonya married in 1997 and started a family.  Albert loved everything about West Virginia; the mountains, the Mountaineers, hunting, fishing, being outside, tending to his yard and telling people, more than once, to “STAY OFF THE GRASS.”  He had a special affection for the San Francisco 49ers, running a chainsaw, anything with “FORD” stamped on it, riding a 4-wheeler and being a really great Dad.  Like all the Dean boys, Albert had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, a characteristic further enhanced with an adult beverage or two.  His sudden departure has been a shock; however, his wonderful spirit is alive and well in his family and loved ones.

Friends will be received on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney where funeral services will be held on Monday, November 4, at 11 AM (friends received 10 AM until service time) followed by interment at Ebenezer Cemetery, Mt. Top, Romney.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help with final expenses.  Shaffer Funeral Home, 230 E. Main St., Romney, WV 26757.  Inquiries may be directed to Shaffer’s; 304.822.3511

Carter Wagoner October 31, 2019

17 condolences for “Albert R. Dean, Sr.”

  1. Harold Jeannie and the Dean family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that the Lord will strength you and give you comfort in tbe difficult days ahead. God has said he will wipe away our tears and joy comes in the morning. May God help you to find peace in your time of sorrow.
    Love and prayers
    Margaret Kesner

  2. I always enjoyed working with Albert. Love, hugs and many prayers to all his family. RIP my friend.

  3. Uncle Albert was a great Uncle! I have so many great memories growing up with him that I will treasure. He will be greatly missed. I love you! Shellzer!

  4. So sorry for your lost of Mr. Albert he helped me when I broke down at Sheetz as well as mocking my Chevy My prayers at with you all.

  5. Albert your sense of humor will be be missed. I loved working with you at Woodmark and hanging out with you and Dianna. You always did have a zest for life. You will be deeply missed. Laura Weather holds Trichel.

  6. I pray that God has welcomed Uncle Albert with open arms. He will be missed and his memory will be carried on my his loving family. Rest in peace Uncle Al, love you!

  7. Albert was good guy he like to joke around may be RIP he will be missed and God bless him from Laird&Mary Delawder

  8. Albert and I did so many things together, lifting weights, fixing cars and laughing a lot. I will surely miss you brother. We do not know why these things happen. God always has a plan. See you soon Dean family.

  9. Albert was a great uncle and will be dearly missed. Spent tons of my childhood hunting, fishing, hanging out and just having fun coon hunting. Will never forget those times. Rest in peace and say hi to grandma and grandpap

  10. Sorry for your lost of Albert. Will be missed by family and friends. Albert was a neighbor of ours for over 37 years. Will miss You Albert. Rip and fly high.

  11. So sorry for the loss of a father, son, brother, Uncle, grand father, friend. I have known the Dean family for many years and they are s wonderful family, RIP , no more pain, you are in a better place than we are.

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