SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Jack Dean, 76, was born in Moorehead, Kentucky on December 22, 1946.

He passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 28, 2023, at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, Ohio, from an acute cardiac attack with complications from Hypertension, Diabetes and Dementia.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Jack worked in the steel, pipeline and railroad industries for years, then he mainly focused on home and automotive repairs… A true “Jack of All Trades.”  He was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need and could fix or rebuild almost anything.

In his spare time Jack enjoyed playing golf, although he would confess, he was no good at it.

He was also a member of the Salem Club, AMVETS and Eagles.

Jack leaves his wife, Rachel E. (Foddrill, Atkins, Worrell) Dean, whom he married November 21, 1987; one brother, Jerry (Bev) Dean; three nieces, Nicole (Marty) Dean-Hernandez, Natalie Dean and Chelsea Hall; two nephews, Joseph (Tiffany) Dean and Eddie (Mandi) Kuhn; five great-nieces, Shayla Mezo-Llano, Taylor Kuhn, Teanna Dean, Aleeah Dean and Brooklyn; five great-nephews, Troy Bitterle, MJ Hernandez, Wyatt Dean, Tyler Dean and Dominic Kuhn; one great-great- nephew, Manolo; two stepdaughters, Beth A. of Alliance, Ohio and Karin W. of Warren, Ohi; one stepson, Kevin W. of Laredo, Texas; eight stepgrandchildren, Ashley, Rebecca, Michael, Kahlia, Damon, Israel, Edward and Elizabeth; and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Chloe, Ellie, Mark (MJ) and Preston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emma (Easterling) Dean; one brother, Eddie Dean; his first wife, Dorothy (Whittaker) Dean; one aunt, Bonnie Williams; five uncles, Earnest, Glen, Jimmy, Vergil, infant, Pete Jackson Easterling and one stepgrandson, Cory B.

A celebration of life for Jack will be held at a later date in the chapel at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield, Ohio.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To send condolences, or order flowers, visit

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A television tribute will air Friday, October 6 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.