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Obituary - Proc Dean



Carl Boone "Proc" Dean, 84, longtime Tennessee Walking Horse owner of Wendell, NC, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011 surrounded by his family at his home. Proc was born February 11, 1927 in Selma to the late Carl Proctor Dean and Josie Boone Dean.

Following his father's death at an early age, he took over the family service station and fuel oil business at age 14. He owned the business C. Proc Dean, Inc. and founded and owned petroleum transport businesses, Wendell Transport Corp. and Deans Transport, Inc., hauling petroleum products and propane gas in five states. Proc was a smart businessman and held numerous titles related to his businesses.

He was a former mayor of Wendell, NC, founded the Wake County Mayor's Association and was its first president, former board member of W. W. Holding Industrial Education Center (now Wake Technical Community College), first chairman of the First Citizens Bank Board of Directors in Wendell, former board member of the North Carolina Trucking Association, former member of the North Carolina Petroleum Marketers, and North Carolina Propane Gas Association, former member of the Wendell Lions Club, former member of Wendell Chamber of Commerce where he was voted member of the year, and a member of the Wendell United Methodist Church where he served on many committees.

Proc was a former president of the Coastal Plain Horse Show Circuit. He was a member of the North Carolina Walking Horse Association and owned several world champion and reserve world champion horses. Proc was a man of vision and served his community, family and friends with professionalism and devotion.

Proc spoiled both his wife, Mona and granddaughter, Jordan with many wonderful horses over the years.  Their horses have been:

RWC Prides Glory B.
RWC Hazardous Material
2xRWC Critics Claim to Fame
WC Memories Hallelujah
WC I’m Rocky Balboa
WGC JFK Again
2xRWC Fear or No Fear

Proc is survived by his wife, Mona Horton Dean of Wendell, NC; son Carl Dean (Amy) Proctor, II and his grandchildren, Jordan and Carl all of Apex, NC; sister, Janet D. Sasnett of Washington; brother, Joe (Peggy) Dean of Winston-Salem, NC; nieces and nephew, Bonita Ravisu, Leigh Tetterton and Paul Sasnett, all of Washington and Pamela Gamill of Winston-Salem.


The Dean family would like to thank special caregivers who have helped care for Proc during his illness, Ed High, Judidiah Sutton and Freda Holder.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00-8:30PM on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the Dean home.

The Dean family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Wendell United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1925, Wendell, NC 27591.

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