Dean Hartwell, 92, of Diamondhead, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, went to be
with the Lord on March 14, 2014. He was born July 15, 1921 in Bonham,
Texas to Plummer and Lettie Hartwell. Dean was of the Methodist faith and
member of Diamondhead Community Church. During his early career he worked
as a corporate secretary for various van lines and warehousing companies.
Later he thoroughly enjoyed working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
where he was honored with many awards. After being a lifelong resident of
Dallas, Texas, Dean moved to Diamondhead in 2003 where he was
affectionately known as Mr. Diamondhead for his many acts of kindness and
service over the last 10 years.
He is predeceased by his parents, wife, Monetta Robinson Hartwell, 5
brothers and 2 sisters.
Loving survivors include his daughter, LaDean (David) Diercoff, of
Diamondhead; son, Gary Robert (Pam) Hartwell, of Frisco, Texas;
grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Lucas, Jamie (Will) Janney, Christie
(Brandon) Copling; great-grandchildren, Garrett Scudder, Rylie Scudder and
Lauren Lucas; step-grandchildren, Randy Diercoff and Linsley (Don)
Srygley; step-great-grandchildren, Nicholas Srygley, Rachel and Jeanette
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 16, 2014 at
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. A memorial celebration will be 11:00 a.m.,
Monday, March 17, 2014 at Diamondhead Community Church with Pastor Mark
Williams and Pastor Mike Fikes officiating. Visitation will also be from
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Wise Funeral Home in
Bonham, Texas. Burial will follow at Arledge Ridge Cemetery with Pastor
Mark Williams officiating.
Guest register is www.caruth-hale.com.