Dean Anderson

December 10, 1940 - November 24, 2013

Dean Anderson of McKinney, Texas, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 72. He was born on December 10, 1940 in McKinney, Texas to Crook and Lucile (Drury) Anderson. On September 23, 1966, Dean married Retta Carter. Dean was employed at Howell's Home Furnishings for many years, and finished his career in sales at Weir's Furniture. He was a member of the Chambersville United Methodist Church. Dean enjoyed spending time with his family and supporting his ten grandchildren in their activities.

He is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Retta of McKinney; children, Greg Anderson and wife Tonya of McKinney, Dan Anderson and wife Joanie of McKinney, Alecia Van Poppel and husband Todd of Argyle, Jeff Anderson and wife Mary of Trenton; grandchildren, Carter, Courtney, Austin, Madelyn, Emiley and Wyatt Anderson; Halee, Tate and Riley Van Poppel; Fernando Gomez; sister, Reba Anderson of Dallas; and several cousins.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home. To convey condolences and to sign an online registry, please visit

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Chambersville United Methodist Church, 6869 County Road 206, McKinney, Texas 75071-7929 or Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center to support lung cancer: UTSW Medical Center, PO Box 910888, Dallas , Texas 75391-0888,

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Retta & family we are so sorry for you lost. Dean was a good friend and will be missed. We were Brandson Mo are we would have been there. If you need anything just give us a claas. We love you and in our prayers. Wayne & Cynthia Jenkins, December 7, 2013 Retta, so sorry to read of Dean's passing. You and he were part of our lives for so many years at MHS. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow. Juli Ferraro, December 1, 2013 I am so sorry that I missed the service. Dean and I were the same age and went all the we through school mostly in the same classes. I was always glad to claim him for a cousin. My mother was his father's sister. On behalf of all of the Haggards, we wish you condolences. Barbara Haggard - McMichael, December 1, 2013 Jeff, we were very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our prayers. Continue to walk in his shadow and make him proud. He will always be with you! David & Tammi Springett, November 29, 2013 My condolences to Retta, Greg, Dan, Alecia, Jeff, and their families. God bless you and keep you. Dale Jones, November 26, 2013 I am sorry for you loss! Dean was good business man at the howell's furniture store because my parents and I would buy furnitures from him. I sure do really miss him. Good bye Dean! Cristie Blazer, November 26, 2013 Retta, so sorry to hear about Dean. We know he has been in pain and suffered for a long time so happy to know he is in the hands of our Lord. Wish we could be there for the service, but our health prevents it. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Love you, Judy and Dickey Cox, November 26, 2013 I was so sad to hear of the death of Dean. I was privileged to have worked at Howell's with him for 15 years. Dean was a wonderful man and a friend to many. McKinney has lost a great person! Love and prayers to all the family. Sherry Lynn Bell, November 26, 2013 Retta and family.My deepest sympathy to you and your family.May he rest in peace. Shirley Burnside, November 26, 2013 Retta,Felicia and family I am so sorry for your loss.May God bless your family. Kristi Burnside- Prescott, November 26, 2013 I remember Mr. Dean as a child when we would go to Howell's furniture store. I think my mother talked more than she ever bought furniture but I don't think he seemed to mind. When I grew up and became married I would see him again at Weir's. He was always so nice and professional and of course always asked how my family was doing. More recently I got to see Mr. Dean at livestock shows when he would come to watch his grandkids show their steers. One year at Fort Worth I saw him, sitting in the stands with his mask on. I thought he is so sick, but I don't think there was any other place he would have rather been at that moment. I loved seeing Dean and Retta again. Retta, Greg and the entire Anderson family, I pray for your healing and strength these next days, weeks and months. Love to all. Lauren Aycock James, November 26, 2013 So saddened to hear of this loss. Prayers and love sent to Retta, the children, grandchildren and sister, Reba. May Dean's memory live on in all our lives in each act of kindness. Janice Rogers Adcock, November 26, 2013 Alecia, my deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family. Kim Grelle, November 26, 2013 DEAN WAS A WORDERFUL MAN & A GREAT FRIEND TO EVERYONE HE KNEW. WE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING WITH HIM & SEEING HIM LAUGH. WE WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH DEANS FAMILY & ALL OF HIS LOVE ONES. DEAN WILL BE MISSED & LOVED FOREVER. ROGER & PATRICIA PARRISH, November 26, 2013 We loved dean so much. I bought my first set of furniture from him in 1972. My husband was coming home from boot camp. Dean held my couch, dining room table, and a very special Tell City rocking chair that I rocked all of my babies in. I still have the rocker, table and chairs and some stackable tables. He loved me even if I did not buy furniture all the time. He loved his old time customers. He loved talking about my daddy. Dean was a great person and my husband and I are saddened at your loss. Way too young. Donna &Kenny Elliott, November 25, 2013 I was so sad to hear this news. He was a good friend to the Taylor family for many years. May God rest his soul and let him now be with the Lord in peace ever after. Judy A. Taylor, November 25, 2013 Greg & Family sorry for your loss...My Prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Becky Garcia Radway, November 25, 2013 So sad about precious Dean but so glad he is no longer in pain. We have have lost a wonderful neighbor and friend. Prayers lifted for all his family. Jack and Denice Burnside Webb, November 25, 2013