68, of Lawrence passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. James worked for over 30 years as a Truck Driver. He is proceeded in death by his Parents, Clyde and C. Lorraine (nee Roberts) Dean; Sisters, Joyce Schreiner and Virginia Spangler; brother-in-law Bill Spangler and great-grandson Kayden.

James leaves behind many fond memories with his wife Pam Dean; daughters Karie (Gerry) Melson, Aimee McDorman, grandchildren; Zackery and Alexis Russell, nieces; Theresa, Anita, JoAnna and Robin, nephews; Billy, Christopher, several great nieces and nephews; brother Rodger Dean and brother-in-law Ed Schreiner.
A celebration of life for Jim will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, December 15 at Lawrence Apostolic Church 6202 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46236.

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  1. One of the most amazing men I’ve ever come to know!! My heart hurts, I love and will always miss you..it was wonderful knowing you!

  2. Pam, I know your heart is so heavy and you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. Just please remember you have the best of friends, an amazing family who all love you very much and are here to help you in any way possible.
    Jim was a great friend to many and the best neighbor to all of us on Wellington Street. We are all one big family. Jim and all of us were just healing over the loss of Dale and now Jim. It just doesn’t seem fair. Jim was so happy being retired and traveling in the RV with you, Sissy and Bubby. I will forever miss seeing Jim riding around the yard on his mower with his straw hat on, he took such pride in his yard and kept so nice and neat. But most of all. I will forever miss waving Hi and Bye to him, standing at the fence talking always knowing if either of us ever needed a helping hand we would be there for each other. Jim you once told me I was the best neighbor you could ever have! Back at you Jim. You were the best!!! I love and miss you Jim. Rest in Peace 🙏👼🙏

  3. Hi Jim I miss you so much , mom really misses you she is trying so hard but it’s such a shock . It’s so hard to believe we will never see your face again or hear your voice again. I would give anything for just one more memory, one more trip to fl, one more time to say i love you, or one more time to say you were a great dad and taught me so much. I love you so much until we meet again

  4. Hi honey its me your wife, I know it’s been A good while that I have written you, I guess it’s because I have talked 2 you daily in your Ern, letting u know where I am going & when I return. Most likely some people might think that’s crazy, & if they do then guess what I must b crazy. On Dec.10th at 9:00am when I got up I would not have thought in A million years, that I would look around the house & then find you already passed away, I have always told u I needed 2 go first, that way u could have collected half of my Social Security, but that was not in Gods plans. Jim, do U remember me telling U how u were so organized, well I am doing the best That I can with everything but I will never have it looking as good as you always did. I really can’t explain to U honey what your mind goes through when U loose A spouse. I miss you so very, very much, it’s like someone has taken half of your body away, you have this feeling that your not A whole person anymore, you know what’s missing but to describe it in detail, I really do not think I "could, l just know 1 thing honey, the pain is the worst pain I truly have ever felt, you just go through day by day like your in A deep dream. Sweetheart when the day comes my turn, then U better b at the gates when I am comming through cause I am going to hug U & not let go. I know that you have always known that I loved u very much, I will b with you sometime soon, Love your wife today, tomorrow, & forever Pam

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