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Eric Dean, 65, passed away on July 2, 2020 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was retired and lived in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was born October 6, 1954 in Greenville, South Carolina, the son of the late Walter Allen Dean and June Looper Dean.
Eric graduated from Parker High School in Greenville, South Carolina, class of 1972 and was a graduate of Greenville Technical College.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 36 years, Linda Burkey Dean are his brother, Phillip W. Dean (Rita); brother-in-law Greg Allen Burkey (Maribeth); nieces, Melanie Dean, Laura Leigh Greer, Michelle Burkey; nephew, Gregory Burkey; grandniece, Hazel Fleming; grand nephews, Walter Greer and John Henry Fleming.

Eric was a friend to all who knew him. He was kind, generous and helpful to all who met him. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

A service of remembrance will be held in Greenville, South Carolina at a later time when we are all able to safely gather together.

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  1. Joan Looper Zepf says:

    Remembering Eric educating me on the HorseShoe Crabs at Hunting Island. Happy and sad…my cuz!
    My love, thoughts and prayers with all.

  2. Phillip W. Dean says:

    I miss my brother more than words can describe.

  3. Melanie Dean says:

    We will miss Eric so much. He will live on in our hearts and memories always.

  4. Edgar Padgett says:

    So many memories from PHS, probably the fastest man on two legs I have ever known. Eric enriched the lives of everyone who knew him, he surly will be missed by me and many more. Rest In Peace my friend. Many prayers for Linda and family.
    Love, Edgar

  5. Randall G Brown says:

    I first met Eric in 1973, when I went to work at UPS.
    He was a pleasure to work with, displaying a laid back, easy going personality. A hard working man, he set an example for everyone to follow. My admiration and friendship for Eric was intensified, when I learned we both graduated from Parker High School. My heart breaks, when I think about his passing at such an early age. My sincere condolences to Linda and family, and to Eric’s brother Phillip. May God comfort all in this time of sorrow. Love to all, Randall

  6. Dottie Rhoden says:

    I have known Eric since I started dating my husband, Joe Rhoden, in 1973. Eric was Joe’s best friend in high school and although we did not get to see he and Linda much, Joe often talked of all the old and good times he and Eric had together. While Joe was in a wheelchair and battling his illness, Eric would call and check on him and that meant the world to Joe. Joe passed away in October 2019 so I know the pain and emptiness Linda feels right now and I send my sincere condolences to her and Phillip and the entire family. Love to you all, Dottie.

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